First, he was raised from a fundamentalist religious background. Went to Wheaton, then to Princeton Theological Seminary for his graduate and post-graduate studies. It was there he discovered that the Scripture is not inerrant. And that shocked him. Then he started questioning Christianity; a quest which eventually led him to agnosticism.
In 2007, he published Misqouting Jesus. The following year, God's Problem. And recently, Jesus, Interrupted, which subtitled: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them).
All three books are written for the general public. All three books challenge Christianity. And all three have received many critical and negative response from all sides. One of them by Daniel Wallace, the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts.
Last year Bart Ehrman went head on with Daniel Wallace in a public debate. The review of the debate can be read here.
Darrell Bock has just posted a brief review on Ehrman's latest
"One has to wonder when an author admits to providing nothing new in a book what the motive is for writing. Informing? Apparently not. Crusading? Perhaps."There are many who don't take the Bible to be inerrant, and our intellectual commitment to Christianity and honesty to our faith still remain intact.