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Heaven and Hell Pre-order Offer: Still Valid!!

Pre-order your Heaven and Hell!  So to speak.

Despite the current crisis, my new book Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife will still be available on March 31 — less than two weeks! Want a great deal on it?  Have more time on your hands than you anticipated?  If you pre-order the book you can (still) get an unusually substantial discount on any of my courses from The Great Courses.

This would be a very good time indeed for all of us to stock up on Great Courses courses.  As you may know, I have done eight courses with them over the past 20 years (starting back when they were called The Teaching Company!).   If you pre-order the book (or have already done so), you can receive an 80% discount on any of them.   That’s a pretty rippin’ serious discount. Just click on this address.


The Great Courses I’ve done over the years.

  • The New Testament
  • The Historical Jesus
  • Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication
  • From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity
  • The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon
  • After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers
  • The Greatest Controversies in Early Christianity
  • How Jesus Became God

For full descriptions of each of these courses, go here:


Are you familiar with the Great Courses?  They really are great — not mine necessarily, but in general.  I’ve watched a ton of them, on classical music (several!); ancient history; psychology; neuroscience; and, well, and other things!   They are available both audio and video (my Greatest Controversies is audio only; they tried that for a while and decided most people like the video option as well).   The production levels are superb.  You should check them out.

ALSO: for more information on the book itself, go here:  https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Heaven-and-Hell/Bart-D-Ehrman/9781501136733?utm_source=author_site&utm_medium=author_site&utm_campaign=heaven_and_hell&utm_content=

And get an 80% discount!  Just click the site at the beginning of this note, fill in the form, and go for it!

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    RonaldTaska  March 19, 2020

    All eight of Dr. Ehrman’s Great Courses are terrific and all would make good subject matter for various types of classes. But be sure to get a “reduced” price.

    • Bart
      Bart  March 20, 2020

      Right! Never *ever* buy any of the Great Courses at full price!! They are all, periodically, discounted, often a lot. (Though not to 80%!)

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    rivercrowman  March 19, 2020

    As I await “Heaven and Hell” (your new book), I’ve ordered two more of your Great Courses. The course “Lost Christianities” convinced me I should do so. These will help me get through our current viral crisis. Good timing Bart!

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    brucegerencser  March 19, 2020

    When I first saw this headline, I thought, “ finally, I can pre-order my room in Heaven or Hell.” My dilemma is which one to choose? Maybe I’ll apply Pascal’s Wager and choose both. I know, know, I have too much time on my hands. 😀😀

    Book ordered. Look forward to reading it.


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    TheologyMaven  March 19, 2020

    Great Courses has been having trouble with the link, they are working on it. They said in the interim just to call them to get this offer.

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    brandon284  March 20, 2020

    Dr. Ehrman-I’m wondering if there are anachronisms in the Gospels that would indicate the later dates that scholars typically ascribe to them? Thank you!

    • Bart
      Bart  March 20, 2020

      It appears from Luke 21 that he knows the Romans have already profaned Jerusalem. I wouldn’t say these are *later* dates — they are simply the dates. Nothing in the Gospels claim to be written at one time or another, so the assigned daets aren’t later than anything in particular – they are just the dates.

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        brandon284  March 24, 2020

        Yes I just meant *later* dates in regards to those who claim the Gospels were written closer to Jesus death. Totally on board with you. Are there any other examples? I’m sorry I just find this idea fascinating and constructive when talking to others about these matters.

        • Bart
          Bart  March 26, 2020

          Great. Examples — of what?

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            brandon284  March 27, 2020

            Examples of anachronisms within the Gospels. Should’ve clarified thanks.

          • Bart
            Bart  March 29, 2020

            One famous anachronism is Luke’s indication that Quirinus was the governor or Syria when Herod the Great was still ruling (he didn’t become governor for another ten years)

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