Finishing my Mythicism Article Series

Finishing my Mythicism Article Series August 26, 2015

I have a new article published in The Bible and Interpretation: “Mythicism and the Making of Mark.”

I think that this will be my last article in this series about Richard Carrier’s book On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt, not only because I am now on sabbatical and have other things to focus on, but because (as my articles about the book hopefully make clear) I honestly don’t think what Carrier has argued is significant or interesting enough – to say nothing of plausible enough – to merit further engagement. And more than that, in the conclusion of my most recent article, I suggest that Carrier has concocted a viewpoint which is compatible with any evidence, and as a result, unfalsifiable.

Of related interest, Daniel Gullotta drew my attention to an episode of the God Theory Podcast on the question of Jesus’ historicity.


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