Richard Carrier

Author & Speaker — Richmond, CA

Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the country and on national television defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have also received international attention.

Dr. Carrier 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. His latest book is Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus. But he is best known as the author of Sense and Goodness without God and Not the Impossible Faith, and as a major contributor to The Empty TombThe Christian Delusion, and The End of Christianity, and for his copious work in history and philosophy online and in print. He is currently working on his next books: On the Historicity of Jesus ChristScience Education in the Early Roman Empire, and The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire.

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