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Proving history : Bayes's theorem and the quest for the historical Jesus

Author: Richard Carrier
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole, historian Richard C. Carrier proposes Bayess Theorem as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria"--Publisher's description.
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Carrier
ISBN: 9781616145590 1616145595
OCLC Number: 764387191
Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem --
The basics --
Introducing Bayes' theorem --
Bayesian analysis of historical methods --
Bayesian analysis of historicity criteria --
The hard stuff.
Responsibility: Richard C. Carrier.

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