The second debate between Dr. Bart D. Ehrman and Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, held at SMU, is now available to view on YouTube. The two scholars debated the issue of whether or not we can trust the text of the New Testament on October 1, 2011.
The debate was an exciting event. At the time, it was the largest attended debate on the text of the New Testament ever. In the first few days of ticket sales, the venue sold out—a site on SMU’s campus with a capacity of 500. So, the debate location was changed to the McFarlin Auditorium to accommodate the 1500+ people who signed up.
The debate video not only includes the remarks and rebuttals by Drs. Ehrman and Wallace, but also includes Q&A from the audience and post-debate interviews with attendees. Dr. Mark A. Chancey, Professor of Religious Studies at SMU, served as emcee.
You can view the debate video by following the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsVWFS9r9DY.
The Center has sold copies of this debate for years, and now is making it available for free digitally. Those who still wish to have a physical copy can purchase one online here. We hope you enjoy watching (or re-watching!) the 2011 debate between Ehrman and Wallace.