Historians and Apologists have been arguing for centuries about the evidence for a historical Jesus, the Mythicist theory takes the position that Jesus may never have existed as a real person and has compelling evidence to support it. Join us as we invite the top three scholars/authors in the field to discuss the best and worst evidence for a historical Jesus.
Paul was said to have acquire his information from disciple Peter and Jesus’ brother James – is this not reliable?
What is the mystery faith connection?
Due to oral traditions of the time – it is likely that the Gospels captured an accurate account of events?
….and much more! Bring your questions to the table!
Dr. Robert M Price
Robert M. Price holds two Ph.D. degrees (in Theology and New Testament). He has taught undergraduates, seminarians, and doctoral students. He served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Montclair and as the Director of the Center for Inquiry, Metro, NY. His numerous books include Deconstructing Jesus, The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man, The Amazing Colossal Apostle, and The Human Bible New Testament. Price is the host of the podcasts The Bible Geek, The Human Bible, and The Lovecraft Geek.
Dr. Richard Carrier
Richard Carrier has a Ph.D. in the history of philosophy from Columbia University, and is a published philosopher and historian, specializing in contemporary philosophy of naturalism, and in Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, and the origins of Christianity. He blogs regularly, lectures for community groups worldwide, and teaches courses online. He is the author of many books including Sense and Goodness without God, On the Historicity of Jesus, and Proving History, as well as chapters in several anthologies and articles in academic journals. For more about Dr. Carrier and his work see www.richardcarrier.info
David Fitzgerald is an atheist activist, writer, public speaker and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over 15 years. He has a degree in history and was an associate member of CSER (the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion) He lectures around the country at Universities and national secular events. He is also author of NAILED: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All and The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion series.
Following the round-table discussion, we will have an extended Q&A where the audience can pose their toughest questions to our guest panel. Feel free to invite your Christian apologist friends. We want this to be as thought-provoking as possible!
Due to the expense of coordinating this event, there will be a $10.00 fee at the door. Payments for lectures are not tax deductible, but all additional donations are tax deductible and you may request a receipt for your records.
The Meetup will also be limited to a certain amount of attendees due to seating constraints. Please RSVP early!