Richard Carrier and Raphael Lataster on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show
Richard Carrier and Raphael Lataster join us for a discussion that covers the arguments for and against the mythicist position. We touch on many topics that relate to why we believe Jesus is purely a myth and was not an historical figure. If you are interested in the information that surrounds the Jesus myth theory, make sure to listen to this interview!
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: Why we Might Have Reason for Doubt”, and “Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus”. His work has been published frequently in academic journals.
Raphael Lataster is a professional PhD researcher at the University of Sydney. He lectures on topics related to religion at various institutions. Raphael’s Master’s thesis focused on Jesus historicity theories, concluding that historical and Bayesian reasoning justifies a skeptical attitude towards the ‘Historical Jesus’. For his doctoral work, Raphael is analyzing the major philosophical arguments for God’s existence and attempts to demonstrate the logical improbability of theism.
They have recently worked together on an exciting new book entitled “Jesus Did Not Exist: A Debate Among Atheists”.