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While New testomony pupil Bart Ehrman released Did Jesus Exist? The old Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, he not just tried to turn out the ancient truth of a guy known as “Jesus of Nazareth,” he sharply criticized students who've sought to advance a brand new paradigm within the research of Christian origins—scholars who've claimed that Jesus used to be a legendary, now not historic, determine, and that the conventional, Jesus-centered paradigm for learning the origins of Christianity has to be changed through an exact technological know-how of Christian origins. within the current quantity, a few of these students reply to Ehrman’s therapy in their examine and findings, displaying how he has both neglected, misunderstood or misrepresented their arguments. They current proof that “Jesus of Nazareth” used to be not more historic than Osiris or Thor. numerous participants query not just the historicity of “Jesus of Nazareth,” they current proof that the positioning of present-day Nazareth used to be now not inhabited on the time Jesus and his family members must have been residing there.
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An artist’s conception of the fabled Antichrist? An idol of the penis god Priapus? Any way you cut it, the ancient world was full of oddities that imply a stranger, more complex picture than many would like to think. Well, Bart Ehrman not only knows not what to make of the dickhead deity (we could forgive him for that); he just wishes it away, declaring it a figment of Acharya’s fevered imagination. Such libel only reveals a total disinclination to do a fraction of the research manifest on any single page of Acharya’s works.
The point is not to reduce them to a lowest common denominator but more fully to appreciate their fascinating diversity. And Christ Mythicism, or New Testament Minimalism, is very diverse. Whenever historians of theology try to group major thinkers into movements (categories), some living representatives are sure to protest their inclusion: “Hey! ” I was very interested in the Death of God movement of the 1960s. J. Altizer (The Gospel of Christian Atheism) and William Hamilton (The New Essence of Christianity).
All the business of Jesus assuming a body [Heb. 10:5] “in the days of his flesh” [Heb. 5:7] is at once seen to mean the same thing it does in The Ascension of Isaiah: the descent of the Savior through the cosmic spheres, not to this solid earth, but into one of the lower heavens where the Archons, Principalities and Powers hover, and where they killed him [1 Cor. 2:8; Col. 2:13–15], precisely as the Gnostic Primal Man of Light was ambushed in space above the physical creation at the dawn of time.
Bart Ehrman and the Quest of the Historical Jesus of Nazareth by Richard Carrier, Ph.D., Visit Amazon's D.M. Murdock Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, D.M. Murdock, , Earl Doherty, René Salm, Visit Amazon's David Fitzgerald Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, David Fitzgerald, , Frank R. Z