Did Jesus Exist?

Thanks to Jim W. for bringing this to our attention.
The Jesus Seminar Squared

In an attempt to move beyond the work of the Jesus Seminar, which debated the acts and words of Jesus, a new project will attempt to discuss and debate whether Jesus really existed or not.

Internationally recognized biblical scholars are set to launch The Jesus Project, a new endeavour to examine the historical existence of Christ.  Among those attending the conference are some of the biggest names in biblical studies today:

– James D. Tabor, chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, and author of The Jesus Dynasty: A New Historical Investigation of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity.

– Elaine Pagels, a professor of religion at Princeton University, who was awarded the Rockefeller, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships.

– Van Harvey, professor emeritus of religious studies at Stanford University and author of The Historian and the Believer.

– John Dominic Crossan, leading member of the Jesus Seminar

Read all about it here.

(Via Dr Jim West.)

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