Carrier and the mythicists are unhinged nutbags and Maurice Casey proved it years ago in his last book.
If you want to read a blogger going ape-shit, troll through Richard Carrier’s recent belligerent, intemperate response (here) to my posting in which I showed that his three claims that supposedly corroborate his “mythical Jesus” view are all incorrect. It’s really quite amusing, or maybe sad.
In this long, long rant, Carrier’s repeated mantra is that his book calling into question the commonly shared scholarly judgement that Jesus of Nazareth was a first-century Galilean Jew has been largely ignored by scholars. He seems to want scholars to go through the 700 pages of that tome and engage closely every one of his claims and assertions. He repeatedly states that he spent six years on the book on what he calls a “post-doctoral” award (which was really a fund put together by his “fans,” to use his own term). It must be frustrating. But Carrier doesn’t seem to handle…
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