Richard Carrier is the author of many books and numerous articles online and in print.Richard Carrier 2016 Gods or Historicity of jesus,gospels,debate 2016
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About Richard Carrier
Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and on American television and London radio, defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have received international attention. With a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, he specializes in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is also a published expert in the modern philosophy of naturalism as a worldview. He is the author of On the Historicity of Jesus, Proving History, Sense and Goodness without God, Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, Not the Impossible Faith, Why I Am Not a Christian, and Hitler Homer Bible Christ, and a contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, The End of Christianity, and Christianity Is Not Great, as well as copious work in history and philosophy, online and in print. He is currently working on several projects, but also teaching affordable online courses in secular philosophy, history, and methodology at The Secular Academy, and blogging and speaking about history, philosophy, feminism, and other moral causes, as well as his past in the military and his current life in polyamory. To learn more about Dr. Carrier and his work follow the links below.
Carrier notes four major trends in religion, occurring prior to the formation of Christianity:
1. ncretism: combining a foreign cult deity with Hellenistic elements
2. notheism: transforming polytheism into monotheism (via henotheism).
3. ndividualism: agricultural salvation cults retooled as personal salvation cults.
4. osmopolitanism: all races, cultures, classes admitted as equals, with fictive kinship (members are all “brothers”); you now “join” a religion rather than being born into it.Are There Reliable Sources for the Miraculous Resurrection of Jesus?
Richard Carrier is an atheist historical scholar and author with a PhD in ancient history from Columbia University. He is one of the leading current proponents of the Christ myth theory, and will argue that the sources we have for Jesus’ resurrection are not reliable enough to be considered an actual historical event.