2017 Chapter Initiation Ceremony

Friday, May 5 | 5:30 p.m.

Sharp Chapel



TU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

2017 Chapter Events

PBK Visiting Scholar Prof Bart D. Ehrman, James A. Gray

Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies,

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1988.  Professor Ehrman has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, having written or edited thirty books, including five New York Times Bestsellers:

Misquoting Jesus
God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer our Most Important Question – Why We Suffer
Jesus Interrupted
Forged: Why the Bible’s Authors are Not Who We Think They Are
How Jesus Became God

He has also recorded eight lecture courses for The Great Courses (The Teaching Company). More than two million copies of his books and courses have been sold, and his books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. 

Professor Ehrman’s work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, the New Yorker, the Washington Post and other print media, and he has appeared on NBC's Dateline, CNN, The History Channel, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, the BBC, major NPR shows, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Colbert Report, and other top media outlets. 

Winner of numerous university awards and grants, Professor Ehrman is the recipient of the 2009 J. W. Pope “Spirit of Inquiry” Teaching Award, the 1993 UNC Undergraduate Student Teaching Award, the 1994 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Award for excellence in teaching.


B.A.    Wheaton College   1978
M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary   1981
Ph.D.  Princeton Theological Seminary   1985