Episode 22: Dr. Richard Carrier and the Resurrection

24 Dec

As a special Christmas/Solstice bonus, Dr. Richard Carrier joins us to talk about the resurrection of Jesus. We learned an awful lot and had a really good time making this episode, so we hope you enjoy it as well. Go check out Dr. Carrier’s awesome personal site and blog to follow up!

As our conversations so often do, we spoke on twelve-too-many topics, including the usefulness of public debates, the historicity of the patriarchs, being a nonbeliever in the field of early Christian history, Monty Python, the resurrection story and its historicity, the story of Lazarus, the reliability of the various texts in the bible, and hallucinations. Stick around as usual for the unofficial, tinsel-laced pre-show.

Please excuse the periodic loss in signal fidelity of Dr. Carrier, the internet demons were out in force. Dr. Carrier was incredibly patient through the technical difficulties. I would recommend him for sainthood, if I actually thought that would be meaningful.

Listen to this episode

To get a better grasp of Dr. Carrier’s position he recommends the following of his works:

  • “My best arguments against a case for a miracle in this scenario”: The Christian Delusion and The End of Christianity, both by John Loftus.
  • Dr. Carrier’s evidence suggesting that early Christians believed that Jesus switched bodies can be found in chapter 5 of The Empty Tomb, by Robert Price and Jeffery Lowder, along with plenty of other avenues of biblical criticism.

Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Guest, New Episode


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6 responses to “Episode 22: Dr. Richard Carrier and the Resurrection

  1. Louis

    December 28, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Richard Carrier needs to read Bart Ehrman’s “Did Jesus Exist?”.

  2. seriousblogman

    January 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Robert M Price is also a major asset to aquire on these topics. He isn’t as close minded as Ehrman on the issue of Jesus (and the lack of his existence) and he is not bogged down in wild ideological infighting like Carrier. Seriously, check out his regular podcast and ask Price any question and he will answer it on his show. “the bible geek” and he has cfi show every month or two called “the human bible”. amazing resource, amazing man

    • nontheology

      January 26, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Good call on Price, by the way. I’ve been enjoying his podcasts and writings.

      …I say, over a year later.


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