Wanted: things people have claimed about the majority of Biblical scholars

Since William Lane Craig makes such a big deal about most scholars supposedly agreeing with him about everything important, it would be nice to accumulate examples of scholars claiming the majority is against Craig on various issues. [Read more...]

Beta testing a book: Chapter 4: This is what your religion looks like to me

Okay, here’s a cleaned-up version of chapter 4 of the book, titled This is what your religion looks like to me. “In this chapter” and other notes below the fold: [Read more...]

A proposal for all future debates with William Lane Craig

reword it

Richard Dawkins has written quite a bit on why he refuses to debate William Lane Craig. I think you could take his arguments further to argue that atheists should stop agreeing to debate Craig period. But if atheists are going to keep debating Craig, I have a proposal for all those debates from now on. [Read more...]

What should I call my book?

A couple weeks ago, I got this comment on one of the posts in my beta testing a book series: [Read more...]

But do the tactics of popular atheism work?

atheist-evangelists

The following is an excerpt from chapter 3 of the book. [Read more...]

A few more notes on the gospels

Previously in the series: Genesis and Exodus, Leviticus through Deuteronomy, Joshua through Psalms, Proverbs through Song of Songs, Isaiah through Ezekiel, Daniel through Malachi, Matthew, Mark. [Read more...]

Argument works

The following is an excerpt from chapter 3 of the book. [Read more...]

Hirsch numbers for… err… various people

This post was originally going to be titled “Hirsch numbers for theologians,” but I got a little carried away checking Hirsch numbers for people in different fields and now it’s just “Hirsch numbers for various people.” The original intent, though, was to check something that’s been bugging me about chapter two of the book: are the theologians [Read More...]

Currently reading: Thomas L. Thompson’s The Mythic Past

I’ve previously discussed Silberman and Finkelstein’s book The Bible Unearthed, a popular-level book on Old Testament scholarship which argues that nothing in the Old Testament prior to the stories of David and Solomon has any basis in history, that David and Solomon probably only barely have a basis in history, and that key parts (namely most of [Read More...]


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