Proving History

Ebook $12.99

Prometheus Books | Apr 03, 2012 | ISBN 9781616145606

  • Hardcover$28.00

    Prometheus Books | Apr 24, 2012 | 340 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781616145590

  • Ebook$12.99

    Prometheus Books | Apr 03, 2012 | ISBN 9781616145606


“[C]arefully exposes what happens when sound methodology meets biblical studies. . . . Proving History is a brilliant lesson in the proper proportioning of belief to evidence. Even minimal attention to Bayesian probability theory reveals just how much of Jesus scholarship confuses ‘possibly true’ with ‘probably true.’ The only miracle Richard Carrier has left to explain is why so few appreciate that extraordinary claims require extraordinary support.”
-Dr. Malcolm Murray, Author of The Atheist’s Primer

“Carrier applies his philosophical and historical training to maximum effect in outlining a case for the use of Bayes’s Theorem in evaluating biblical claims. Even biblical scholars, who usually are not mathematically inclined, may never look at the ‘historical Jesus’ the same way again.”
-Dr. Hector Avalos, Professor of religious studies, Iowa State University, and author of , The End of Biblical Studies

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