Did Jesus Exist?

Thanks to Jim W. for bringing this to our attention.
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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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