Bob O’Hara has written a review of Jesus Potter Harry Christ: The Fascinating Parallels Between Two of the World’s Most Popular Literary Characters, a mythicist book by Derek Murphy, for The Guardian. Here’s a taste:
I really enjoyed reading the book. But there it suffers from one large flaw: the argument is a load of Taurus. It simply doesn’t hold together. The logic is so flawed at times it makes you want to take the opposite site, and argue for Biblical inerrancy. This is embarrassing, partly because I really enjoyed reading the book, it’s extremely lucid, but largely because Biblical inerrancy sits poorly with my atheism.
Click through to read the rest. The sentence immediately after the one I shared as a pull-quote above would apply to just about any mythicist composition I have read: ”The problem is Murphy’s approach is to find all the evidence he can that can be used to support his views, and hoping that the reader will buckle under the weight of it. But the quality of the evidence is extremely varied.”