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    • On the Historicity of Jesus

    • Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt
    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The assumption that Jesus existed as a historical person has occasionally been questioned in the course of the last hundred years or so, but any doubts that have been raised have usually been put to rest in favor of imagining a blend of the historical, the mythical, and the theological in the surviving records of Jesus. Historian and philosopher Richard Carrier reexamines the whole question and finds compelling reasons to suspect the more daring assumption is correct.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well thought out argument.

    • By Insomniak1 on 05-23-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
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    Dr. Richard Carrier, world-renowned philosopher and historian, explains the four reasons he does not accept the Christian religion, describing four facts of the world that, had they been different, he would believe. Those four reasons are God's silence, God's inaction, the lack of evidence, and the way the universe looks exactly like a godless universe would, and not at all like a Christian universe would, even down to its very structure. Dr. Carrier addresses all the usual replies to these claims.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Four Foundational Pillars Demolished

    • By Winston D. Jen on 05-26-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In this extensive sequel to Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, Dr. Richard Carrier explores the social history of scientists in the Roman era. Was science in decline or experiencing a revival under the Romans? What was an ancient scientist thought to be and do? Who were they, and who funded their research? And how did pagans differ from their Christian peers in their views toward science and scientists?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book is a Bombshell

    • By James on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Not the Impossible Faith

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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    Written with occasional humor and an easy style, and thoroughly referenced, with many entertaining "gotcha!" moments, Not the Impossible Faith is a must-listen for anyone interested in the origins of Christianity. Richard Carrier, PhD, is an expert in the history of the ancient world and a critic of Christian attempts to distort history in defense of their faith.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fish, meet barrel.

    • By bill doyle on 08-07-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Proving History

    • Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus
    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
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    This in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole proposes Bayes's Theorem, which deals with probabilities under conditions of uncertainty, as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria. The author demonstrates that valid historical methods - not only in the study of Christian origins but in any historical study - can be described by, and reduced to, the logic of Bayes's Theorem. Conversely, he argues that any method that cannot be reduced to this theorem is invalid and should be abandoned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No leap of faith required

    • By carl801 on 09-28-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sense and Goodness Without God

    • A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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    If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness Without God answers these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. Arguing that there is only a physical, natural world without gods or spirits, noted historian and philosopher Richard Carrier presents and defends a complete worldview, one in which we can live a life of love, meaning, and joy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alone again, Naturally

    • By Gary on 07-29-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Science Education in the Early Roman Empire

    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout the Roman Empire cities held public speeches and lectures, had libraries, and teachers and professors in the sciences and the humanities, some subsidized by the state. There even existed something equivalent to universities, and medical and engineering schools. What were they like? What did they teach? Who got to attend them? In the first treatment of this subject ever published, Dr. Richard Carrier answers all these questions and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Leslie RP on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Hitler Homer Bible Christ

    • The Historical Papers of Richard Carrier 1995-2013
    • By: Richard Carrier
    • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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    Richard Carrier, Ph.D., philosopher, historian, blogger, has published a number of papers in the field of ancient history and biblical studies. He has also written several books and chapters on diverse subjects, and has been blogging and speaking since 2006. He is known the world over for all the above. But here, together for the first time, are all of Dr. Carrier's peer reviewed academic journal articles in history through the year 2013, collected with his best magazine articles, research papers, and blog posts on the same subjects.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As advertised...

    • By Matthew on 03-10-16

    Regular price: $24.95