5 Questions to Ask Jesus Mythicists

Apologetics and Theology

The Jesus Myth Theory claims that Jesus never existed and that the narratives of the Gospels are based on pagan myths. In my recent book, Unmasking the Jesus Myth, I attempt to give practical advice […]

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5 Reasons I Write About the Jesus Myth

Jesus Myth

If I have a specialty in apologetics, it is in responding to the Jesus Myth Theory. The JMT argues that there was no historical Jesus and the Jesus of the Gospels is based on pagan […]

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Bible Among the Myths

John N. Oswalt, The Bible Among the Myths (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009), 204 pp. Pbk. There is no lack of books that argue that the Bible is no different from any other ancient mythology.  From […]

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Why I Believe in YHWH Rather Than Zeus

Apologetics and Theology

I have heard atheists claim that disbelief in the God of the Bible is no different than the Christian’s disbelief in Zeus. Christians are just inconsistent in their atheism. Is disbelief in YHWH the same […]

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Translating the Jesus Myth For You

If you have encountered the Jesus Myth Theory (JMT), you may be confused. They claim that the stories of pagan god-men are almost exactly the same as the story of Jesus. But when you read […]

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Why Should We Care About the Jesus Myth?

Jesus Myth

What is the Jesus myth theory? There are a number of variations of this concept. The version I originally came into contact with claimed that there was no historical Jesus and that the Jesus of […]

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Theophilus on Early Christian Attitudes Toward Mythology

Apologetics and Theology

Authors such as Tom Harpur, suggest that not only was Jesus based on already existing pagan god-men, but the early church was well aware of this.  According to Harpur and others, it was only much […]

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Ancient Mysteries

I recently read Marvin Meyer’s Ancient Mysteries. Meyer is better known for his work on Gnosticism.  This work deals with ancient mystery cults.  This is an important work.  Very often authors will make radical claims […]

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The Bacchae

Apologetics and Theology

I just finished reading Euripides play The Bacchae.  This is a very important ancient writing as it is one of our best texts for understanding the Dionysus cult.  This is of importance to me as […]

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The Bible Among the Myths

I recently read a very good book by John N. Oswalt called The Bible Among the Myths.  It is common to see claims that the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, is of the same genre […]

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Mystery Religions

Apologetics and Theology

Samuel Angus’ Mystery Religions is an older but still interesting book on ancient mystery religions.  One of the things that I like about this book is that it does not just describe the religions but […]

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The Jesus Myth

One of my interests is the claim that Jesus was not a historical figure but rather just another myth.  Despite my interest, I must confess a certain level of frustration.  In many ways it is a […]

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