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Part I of a special two-part series with Bart D. Ehrman

September 15, 2012

Everyone knows that Jesus existed. Don’t they? As odd as it might seem, there is a groundswell movement on the Internet – and in popular books – among people who argue the contrary. According to this viewpoint, not only was Jesus not the Son of God. He never even lived. These people call themselves “mythicists,” since they think that Jesus was “made up” as a myth by the early Christians. How would a historian respond to this claim? This special two-part seminar is designed to provide some answers.


Bart D. Ehrman, James A. Gray Professor of Religious Studies and author or editor of over twenty books, has published extensively in the fields of the New Testament and Early Christianity. His most recent book is Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth.


The Naysayers: The Case that Jesus Never Existed

A Response: The Gospels as Historical Sources


Time and Cost

2:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012. This special event is the first part of a two-part series. The tuition is $75. Discounts do not apply to this special event.

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.