Bart Ehrman and the Quest of the Historical Jesus of Nazareth by Richard Carrier Ph.D.

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When New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman published Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, he not only attempted to prove the historical reality of a man called “Jesus of Nazareth,” he sharply criticized scholars who have sought to develop a new paradigm in the study of Christian origins—scholars who have claimed that Jesus was a mythical, not historical, figure, and that the traditional, Jesus-centered paradigm for studying the origins of Christianity must be replaced by an actual science of Christian origins. In the present volume, some of those scholars respond to Ehrman’s treatment of their research and findings, showing how he has either ignored, misunderstood or misrepresented their arguments. They present evidence that “Jesus of Nazareth” was no more historical than Osiris or Thor. Several contributors question not only the historicity of “Jesus of Nazareth,” they present evidence that the site of present-day Nazareth was not inhabited at the time Jesus and his family should have been living there.

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Published April 7, 2013 by American Atheist Press. 608 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality.

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But the usual implication is that BT is doing something useful: giving you a conclusion that is built out of your assumptions, when often the reality is that BT is eating all the information from your inputs and giving out noise.

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