Monday, September 3, 2018
'Cotto/Gottfried' from the Archive: Do the Pauline Epistles argue against a historical Jesus? Richard Carrier explains.
The Pauline Epistles are a major part of the New Testament. Older than the gospels and the earliest of any known Christian writings, they often go overlooked by contemporary followers of Jesus. What do the Letters from Paul have to say about the man billions consider their personal savior? Might it be possible that the epistles present a plausible argument that Jesus was not a historical figure, but an other-worldly deity -- much like others of the era in which he purportedly lived? Richard Carrier, one of our time's most notable and outspoken biblical scholars, addresses this question on the latest episode of 'Cotto/Gottfried.'