Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ’s resurrection

The NaClhv blog has a long but interesting series entitled “Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ’s resurrection”. Part 1: Gauging personal credulity regarding personal testimony. Part 2: Starting with a low prior probability for Christ’s resurrection of 1e-22. See Scientific Notation – E Notation: 6.022e23 is equivalent to 6.022×10^23 so 1e-22 is equivalent to…

Review of Chapter 9 of The End of Christianity

Just to make sure it is abundantly clear, Price is assuming the historical accuracy of the Gospels for the sake of argument only. He is not seriously proposing these theories. In chapter 9 of The End of Christianity, Robert Price takes the basic historical accuracy of the Gospels for granted and tries to show that,…

Review of Chapter 8 of The End of Christianity

Introduction In chapter 8 of The End of Christianity, Matt McCormick argues that, “by the conventional epistemic standards we already endorse in other comparable cases like the Salem Witch Trials” (Loftus 195), we are not justified in believing that Jesus was resurrected. He believes that if we applied the same standard to both the Salem…