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Date: Friday, April 20th from 6PM to 9PM
A champagne reception to celebrate Richard Carrier’s new book Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus. Meet Richard and fellow atheists from 6pm to 9pm to discuss the book and other interesting topics.
About the book
Almost all experts agree that the Jesus of the Bible is a composite of myth, legend, and some historical evidence. So what can we know about the real Jesus? For more than one hundred fifty years, scholars have attempted to answer this question. Unfortunately, the “Quest for the Historical Jesus” has produced as many different images of the original Jesus as the scholars who have studied the subject. The result is a confused mass of disparate opinions with no consensus view of what actually happened at the dawn of Christianity.
About Richard Carrier
Richard is an American historian. He is best known for his writings on Internet Infidels, otherwise known as the Secular Web, where he served as Editor-in-Chief for several years.
As an advocate of atheism and metaphysical naturalism, he has published articles in books, journals and magazines, and has also been featured in the documentary film The God Who Wasn’t There, where he is interviewed about his doubts on the historicity of Jesus. He currently contributes to The God Contention, a web site comparing and contrasting various worldviews.
This event is free, but seating is limited. Please let us know if you’re coming by calling 323-301-1980 for the exact address.