The Myth of Mythicism’s Newness

The Myth of Mythicism’s Newness September 2, 2014

The year before his book on the subject was published, Shirley Jackson Case wrote an article on the question of the historicity of Jesus. I suspect that few modern mythicists have read either. But the article is now available for free online, courtesy of JSTOR. Take a look at it, see how many mythicists there were a century ago, and then let me know if you think that recent claims of a mythicist “resurgence” are justified in our time, as opposed to in 1911, when the ideas were not new but had seen a growth in the attention they were getting from scholars.

S. J. Case’s book on the topic is also online, thanks to the Internet Archive.


Shirley Case Jackson

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