The Nazareth to Nicaea vodcast discusses the historical Jesus, the Christ of Faith, and everything in between. We look at the many texts and traditions, the stories and artifacts, the heroes and heretics of the christological controversies. We cover the debates, the doubts, and the dissenters about all things related to Jesus and the early church.
This episode examines the topic of “Jesus Mythicism” the belief that Jesus did not exist. I give 9 reasons why I doubt Jesus mythicism.
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Recommended Reading Justin Meggitt, ‘“More Ingenious than Learned?”
Examining the Quest for the Non-Historical Jesus,’ NTS 65 (2019): 443-60. M. David Litwa,
How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths (New Haven, CN: Yale University Press, 2019). S. Byrskog,
‘The Historicity of Jesus: How Do We Know That Jesus Existed?’,
Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus (ed. T. Holmén and S. E. Porter; vols.; Leiden: Brill, 2010) 2183-2212. Daniel Gulotta,
“A Response to Richard Carrier’s On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt,” JSHJ (2017): 310-46. Maurice Casey, Jesus: Evidence and Argument or Mythicist Myths? (London: Bloomsbury, 2014).
Bart Ehrman, Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth (New York: Harper Collins, 2013).