Christ myth theory

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The Christ myth theory (also called the Jesus myth theory) is the theory that Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity and of the the Bible's Gospels, is only a myth.

The Christ myth theory is a fringe theory, supported by few Biblical historians nor Biblical scholars.[1][2][web 1][q 1] It deviates from the main historical view, which is that a historical Jesus who was crucified in the 1st-century Roman province of Judea.[3][4]

There are different meaning used for the word myth.[5][6][7][8] Because of this, there are many different views about how Jesus could be a myth.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Ehrman, Bart (26 June 2015). "Kickstarting a Debate". The Bart Ehrman Blog. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  1. Gullotta (2017): "[Per Jesus mythicism] Given the fringe status of these theories, the vast majority have remained unnoticed and unaddressed within scholarly circles."

References[change | change source]

  1. Van Voorst
  2. Burridge
  3. Ehrman
  4. Stanton
  5. Remsburg, John (1909) The Christ
  6. see J. W. Rogerson "Slippery words: Myth" in Dundes, 1984 Sacred narrative, readings in the theory of myth pg 62-71,
  7. Marshall, Ian Howard. I Believe in the Historical Jesus. Regent College Publishing, 2004, p. 27-29.
  8. See Price's four definitions in the Jesus: Fact or Fiction? debate between Dr. Robert Price and Rev. John Rankin