Tag Archives: Richard Carrier

SBL Pacific Coast Region Conference 2015: Dennis MacDonald

Earlier this month I attended the SBL Pacific Coast Region conference at Azusa Pacific University. For those who have been following the Bible blog sphere, this conference was particularly prominent, since Richard Carrier defended his new book On the Historicity of Jesus … Continue reading

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Griffin Beak, Mermaid Fin, and Dragon Blood Soup

[This article has been revised and published on the Secular Web, and can be accessed here. Since this is an earlier version, please consult the published version first if you wish to provide any feedback about this article.] Occasionally apologists … Continue reading

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WLC Tries to Defend the Myth of Barabbas

In a previous essay about the historical implausibilities and authorial inventions in the Gospel Passion narratives, I discussed how the alleged custom of Pontius Pilate releasing a condemned criminal, simply because it was the Passover festival, and pitting Jesus (the son … Continue reading

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History, Probability, and Miracles

One of the most common misconceptions about history is the idea that history *is* our past. This misconception is understandable, since when we are taught “history” in high school or even in college the courses provide an overview and summary of … Continue reading

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