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Fri Apr 3, 2015 7:00 PM - Dr. Richard Carrier, "On the Historicity of Jesus"

Location:Schwada Building - SCOB 228
Arizona State University
620 E Orange St
Tempe, AZ

Sponsor : SSA, HSGP, Freedom From Religion Foundation

Dr. Carrier will be discussing his new book "On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt", which is the first peer reviewed book to investigate the possibility that there wasn't a historical Jesus. Richard Carrier is the author of "Sense and Goodness without God", "On the Historicity of Jesus", "Proving History", and many other books, chapters, and articles. With a Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University, he now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome. For more about him and his work visit

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: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt, Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus, Sense and Goodness without God, Not the Impossible Faith, Why I Am Not a Christian, and Hitler Homer Bible Christ, and a major contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, The End of Christianity, and Christianity Is Not Great, and for his copious work in history and philosophy, online and in print. He is currently teaching affordable online courses in secular philosophy, history, and methodology at Partners for Secular Activism, and working on his next books, "Science Education in the Early Roman Empire" and "The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire".

Free and open to the public.