Naturalism as a Worldview
Dr. Carrier's own worldview, evidence for which is also evidence against the supernatural claims of Christianity.
Ehrman on Historicity Recap (2012)
Summarizes the final state of my online debate with Bart Ehrman over whether we can know Jesus ever actually existed.
FAQs on Carrier's chapters in The Empty Tomb, addressing common responses to his arguments against the resurrection there.
Stephen Davis Gets It Wrong (2006)
Rebuttal to Stephen Davis' critical review of The Empty Tomb in the journal Philosophia Christi.
Luke vs. Matthew on the Year of Christ's Birth (2006)
Summary case against harmonizing the nativities of the gospels (abridgement of the ).
Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication (2009)
Surveys the evidence and scholarship establishing that the current ending of Mark was not originally in the text.
Some Godless Comments On Jesus (2003)
Critique of attempts to portray Jesus as a brilliant Hellenistic philosopher ahead of his time, with discussion of the quality of evidence for what Jesus said and did.
Some Godless Comments On Jesus II (2004)
Elaborates in great detail on many issues raised by the first article (above).
Why I Don't Buy the Resurrection Story (6th ed., 2006)
In many respects outdated but still a useful collection of essays on the subject.
Review of In Defense of Miracles (1999)
Detailed critique (only partly updated in 2005).
Bayes' Theorem and the Modern Historian: Proving History Requires Improving Methods (2012)
Summary of the argument in Proving History for the trade periodical The Bible and Interpretation, on why Jesus studies needs to reform its methods, and learn Bayes' Theorem.
Bayesian Calculator (2012)
Brief explanation and automated calculators for using the logic of Bayes' Theorem to test claims about Jesus (or any claims about history).