Richard Carrier Responds

Richard Carrier Responds September 10, 2012

Richard Carrier has posted a response to my review of his book, Proving History. I'm not sure that there is anything that needs to be said by me in response, since he clearly is hedging on whether the earliest Jewish Christians thought that Jesus was a God, accepts what is perhaps the clearest example of a scholarly consensus that reflects bias resulting from religious conviction (the view that Jesus was considered a pre-existent divine person by Paul), criticizes me for not couching my criticisms in math while not responding with math himself, and objects to my demand that terms like “anointed one” which could refer to different kinds of figures be treated with the necessary specificity. But click through and have a read, and if readers of this blog feel that I should address any of the points he makes there, let me know and I will try to do so.


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