LA 08.02.09 Why Christianity Didn’t Need a Miracle to Succeed
Posted: 27 July 2009 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Why Christianity Didn’t Need a Miracle to Succeed

11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 2

Taking everyone on an amusing tour of his latest book, Richard Carrier exposes the lousy scholarship and probable dishonesty of the infamous online Christian apologist J.P. Holding.

In his talk about his book Not the Impossible Faith: Why Christianity Didn’t Need a Miracle to Succeed, Carrier will discuss the ancient world and the earliest Christians and why their religion was a natural success. His thesis contradicts Holding’s book, The Impossible Faith, which argued Christianity was so badly conceived it could never have succeeded unless it had irrefutable proof that Jesus had risen from the dead. Carrier also will talk about Holding and Christian apologetics.

Carrier is the author of Sense and Goodness without God, as well as numerous articles online and in print. He received his Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University in 2008 and now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome. For more information about Carrier and his work, visit

WHEN: 11:00 a.m.,
Sunday, August 2nd 2009.
COST: $8

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