Saturday, July 11, 2009

Reading On Jesus Mythicism

I have decided to focus my attention on Jesus Mythicism, and will be reading books on the subject for the next few weeks. I just downloaded RG Price's book "Jesus: A Very Jewish Myth" and will be sure to write a review of it when I am done.

I also ordered "The Historical Evidence for Jesus" by GA Wells and it should be at my house next week. Finally, I'm bidding (at eBay) on Robert Price's book "The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man" so I may read that (if I win the auction).

Also, as of now I'm reading Randel Helms' "Gospel Fictions" which, although it does not advocate mythicism, still inadvertently supports mythicism by showing how much symbolism and fiction lie behind the gospel accounts.

Last but not least, I'm planning to read two books when they come out: The Jesus Puzzle (Second Edition) by Earl Doherty, which he informs me will be out in August/September of this year, and "On the Historicity of Jesus Christ" by Richard Carrier (no date set).


Dave Barrett said...

After reading all those books you will surely have come to see the Jesus Mythicism position (that the first few generations of Christians [until after the writing of the Gospel of Mark] believed in Jesus Christ as a purely spiritual being in heaven) as the best explanation for the evidence we have.

Anthony said...

So you are the one that out bid me on that auction. I'll forgo and let you have it.

madeline said...

Thanks Anthony.

Small world, ain't it?

AIGBusted said...

^ The comment above was accidentally made with my sister's account.

Anthony said...

So, was that you that won the auction?

madeline said...


: )