Saturday, July 21, 2012

Richard Carrier on Jesus Mythicism

Richard Carrier gives a talk here on Jesus mythicism: the theory that there never was an historical person called Jesus of Nazareth, and that Christianity arose from belief in a purely “heavenly” Jesus, who was crucified in the lower spheres of heaven (what was called the second heaven in Jewish cosmology) at the hands of evil spirits and demons. Now I do not agree with this thesis myself, but Carrier presents an interesting summary of it.

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