Rankled by Wranglings about Rank-Raglan Rankings

Rankled by Wranglings about Rank-Raglan Rankings December 23, 2014

I decided to go with an alliterative title for my second review for Bible and Interpretation of Richard Carrier’s book, On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt. The title of the review article is “Rankled by Wranglings about Rank-Raglan Rankings: Jesus and the Mythic Hero Archetype.”

I suppose I could have gone with a slightly less alliterative title – such as “Inanity about Inanna.” But then I would have needed to focus more on that specific alleged parallel that Carrier argues for. And so, on that topic, let me take this opportunity to remind readers that there is more detailed treatment of some other topics in Carrier’s book elsewhere online – for instance, on comparisons with Inanna, see the discussion by Maurice Casey in his book on mythicism.


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