Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bart Ehrman on Jesus Mythicists

“It is fair to say that mythicists as a group, and as individuals, are not taken seriously by the vast majority of scholars in the field of New Testament, early Christianity, ancient history, and theology.”1

And...

The idea that Jesus did not exist is a modern notion. It has no ancient precedents. It was made up in the eighteenth century. One might as well call it a modern myth, the myth of the mythical Jesus."2

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad


Footnote:
1. Bart D. Ehrman, Did Jesus Exist, p. 20; as quoted by Sean McDowell here.
2. Ibid.

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