Voices of Reason - Richard Carrier: Why Would We Think Jesus Didn’t Exist?

Sunday, June 9th 2013 at 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 9th 2013 at 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets 14th & V - Langston Room, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Richard Carrier explains the best case made so far that Jesus might not have been a historical person, and why that might be correct. Carrier examines the sources we have and the context of original Christianity. Drawn from his latest book Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus and its forthcoming sequel On the Historicity of Jesus Christ.

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Richard Carrier is a professional historian and published philosopher. He has appeared across the country and on national television defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, specializing in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is best known as the author of Sense and Goodness without God, Not the Impossible Faith, and Why I Am Not a Christian, and a major contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, The End of Christianity, and Sources of the Jesus Tradition, as well as writer and editor-in-chief (now emeritus) for the Secular Web, and for his copious work in history and philosophy online and in print. 
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