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Paul of Tarsus

Reading Time: 8 minutes In the closing stages of writing my latest book, The Resurrection: A Critical Examination of the Easter Story [UK] (please grab yourself a copy!), I had a few test readers. One was David Austin, down in Australia, who has provided a few guest articles for your delectation. Here is another one – thanks muchly to him (as […]

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Jesus as the New Moses and Theology Historicised

Reading Time: 12 minutes Oddly, you might think, I will start this piece off with something commenter Cath Olic said in reply (that was in no reply at all) to a post about an interview dissecting the origins of religion in Israel and the genesis of Judaism: Today I heard part of an interview with Dr. Holly Ordway who […]

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Is the “Empty Tomb” Narrative Historical?

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the closing stages of writing my latest book, The Resurrection: A Critical Examination of the Easter Story [UK] (please grab yourself a copy!), I had a few test readers. One was David Austin, down in Australia, who has provided a few guest articles for your delectation. Here is another one – thanks muchly to him: Is […]

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What Is the Evidence for Jesus?

Reading Time: 9 minutes I am presently grappling with Jesus mythicism. I am, at present, a historicist in terms of whether Jesus existed or not. My evaluation is somewhat intuitive, believing to the confidence of about two-thirds that a real Jesus existed under all the mythological overlay as opposed to one-third confidence in a completely mythological Jesus. Richard Carrier, on the other […]

Posted inReligion

Exaltation vs Incarnation Christology

Reading Time: 6 minutes Jesus Christ – who was he? That’s something of a different question to skeptics like myself as it is to Christians. And it’s a very different question in the context of the New Testament writers. What did Paul think Jesus was, as opposed to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God is a brilliant book. Part […]

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Appearing to the 500-Plus: Debating the Evidence.

Reading Time: 2 minutes As I sure you are all aware, Twitter is the best place to have a debate concerning biblical historicity and epistemology. It really lends itself, as a platform, to robust debates that can bring into play the best arguments and the most robust defences, together with top sources. I really don’t so Twitter very much. […]

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Paul Justifies Lying

Reading Time: 2 minutes In writing my forthcoming book on the Resurrection of Jesus, it has been important to look at Jesus’ earliest source, Paul. Paul is famous for not actually telling us much at all about Jesus at all. There are some genuinely quite problematic Pauline verses that should raise some eyebrows concerning his agenda and methodology for […]

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