The Work of a Professional Scholar 5: Graduate Seminars May 9, 2012 BDEhrman2020-04-03T19:43:40-04:00May 9th, 2012|Bart's Critics, Teaching Christianity| Share Bart’s Post on These Platforms FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestEmail Click for the Previous Post Click for the Next Post 14 Comments AdamPanacci May 9, 2012 at 4:04 pmLog in to Reply I’m jealous of your students, but I’m glad you have made your research accessible on nearly all of these seminar topics in your books. Mikail78 May 10, 2012 at 2:00 amLog in to Reply Hey Bart, thanks for reminding me how wonderful your job is and how shitty mine is! Ha! 🙂 Hon Wai Lai August 29, 2012 at 12:14 pmLog in to Reply Does Princeton no longer PhD programmes in textual criticism? BDEhrman August 29, 2012 at 7:05 pmLog in to Reply No, not since Metzger retired in 1984. Hon Wai Lai August 30, 2012 at 11:15 amLog in to Reply I find it surprising only 2 universities in the US offer doctoral programmes in textual criticism, given it plays such a central role in determining the text of the Bible on which every aspect of the bulging field of biblical studies depends. Would you say textual criticism of the Bible is largely a completed research project? BDEhrman August 30, 2012 at 9:17 pmLog in to Reply No, it is not at all completed. Apart from my program at UNC, what is the second? Hon Wai Lai August 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm I was referring to Dallas Theological Seminar as a “university”. BDEhrman August 31, 2012 at 10:41 pm Ah! That it is not! There are other conservative evangelical theological seminaries where one can work in textual criticism, for example Southwestern Baptist. kaseyweadon September 5, 2012 at 4:41 pmLog in to Reply Dr. Ehrman, what specific field of study (within general biblical studies) do you see most need in? Also, Is there a large need for scholarship in textual criticism? BDEhrman September 5, 2012 at 11:18 pmLog in to Reply I think it’s a wide open field. Lots and lots needs to be done — including in textual criticism! Maybe I’ll address the issue in some posts on my blog. It’s a big issue. Cephas_Phileleutherus November 16, 2012 at 11:32 pmLog in to Reply Oh dear, I seem to’ve drooled all over my keyboard… again… I so much enjoy the fact that Bart has covered so many of these areas so clearly and (what’s the adjective for “makes me think I could actually make it through some of these incredibly advanced courses although I probably couldn’t understand the introductory lecture”? 🙁 I’m slowly teaching myself to read koine Greek (some of the fundamentalist online interlinear scripture sites are incredible, though I have to “collate” and cross-verify an awful lot), and I’ve signed up for a course in Aramaic, just for fun… I have to say, reality bites – my schoolboy French isn’t worth much, given the fact I last read French in anger 34 years ago! Still, it’s challenging, and fun, and keeps my intellectual fires stoked. Thanks for showing us what a scholar can achieve, Prof. It’s much appreciated. John4 May 28, 2015 at 9:30 pmLog in to Reply Who, Bart, are the “ten authors known as the Apostolic Fathers”? The Wikipedia article appears to name fewer. Many thanks! 🙂 BDEhrman May 30, 2015 at 2:45 pmLog in to Reply 1 Clement, 2 Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp, Martyrdom of Polycarp, Barnabas, the Didache, Hermas, Letter to Diognetus, and Papias (and possibly Quadratus). John4 May 30, 2015 at 4:36 pmLog in to Reply Thanks! 🙂 Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.