Ehrman gives a fuller reply to Richard Carrier

You can and should find it here. Good stuff. Not sure I’ll read his book, but I might buy it at least. I mean, Ehrman’s.

It’s not that I don’t like Ehrman, but I just have a lot going on right now.

Fuller Reply to Richard Carrier « Christianity in Antiquity (CIA): The Bart Ehrman Blog.

One thing though… if I was Carrier, I’d go with the degree in Classics because it would seem that at least at that point, he would have a better chance to argue his points than a degree in Ancient History. His overblown rebuttal of the degree proffered by Ehrman by mistake only creates this sense that Carrier is a rather tiny little man, bent only on his own self-aggrandizement. Further, what I thought was a poor attempt by a Classicist to use a math formula has now turned into what I consider a laughable gag that someone with a degree in Ancient History, who should know better about how Ancient History was done, would attempt to pretend to use a math formula to discover the probability of the Historical Jesus.

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

6 thoughts on “Ehrman gives a fuller reply to Richard Carrier”

  1. That is how a scholar responds. That was a convincing for me, I’m sure plenty of Carrier’s acolytes will call it hogwash, but that was sound logic and interpretation of data.

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