Special event: “The Christ Myth” by Robert M. Price
- Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 7:30 pm
- Lucky Lab Pub, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland, OR
RSVP on the CFI-Portland Meetup calendar.
Join us for a special presentation by visiting speaker Robert Price for a skeptical view on the historicity of Jesus while enjoying the Lucky Lab's food and brews. Minors are permitted until 9.00pm.
If you are a current member of the Center for Inquiry, please join us for the Member Reception with Prof. Price from 6.00-7.00 pm. To renew your membership or join for the first time, go to our Membership Page.
Topic: Was Jesus a historical figure who once walked the earth? Or does a myth lie at the root of the gospel portrait? How does a historian decide? Does the existence of numerous mythic parallels "prove" Jesus is a myth? Do ancient historians document Jesus' existence? Why do most scholars dismiss the Christ Myth Theory as a crackpot notion akin to Holocaust denial? Does the theory have anything to do with atheism?
6:00-7:00 pm - Member Reception
7:00 pm - Doors open to the public
7:30 pm - Presentation and Q&A
About the speaker: Robert M. Price is professor of biblical criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute. He teaches philosophy and religion at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary and is the author of a number of books on theology and the historicity of Jesus, including Deconstructing Jesus (2000), The Reason Driven Life (2006), Jesus is Dead (2007), Inerrant the Wind: The Evangelical Crisis in Biblical Authority (2009), The Case Against the Case for Christ (2010), and The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul (2012). He is the founder and editor of The Journal of Higher Criticism. Robert Price has authored numerous works of fiction, and host the podcast The Human Bible.