Richard Carrier, a frequent Secular Web contributor and editor (with numerous scholarly articles in the Modern Library in addition to the editorials below), has a Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University. A recipient of several fellowships, he has taught classes in Greek and Roman history and published his work in magazines and journals.
He has studied skeptical thought and the paranormal in the ancient world, particularly the Roman Empire, majored in historiography, and intellectual and religious history, and minored in the decline of the Roman Empire. For his doctoral thesis he studied ancient attitudes toward science and scientists. With his Ph.D he intends to teach at the university level, write textbooks, and continue advanced research in the life and thought of ancient Rome.
Note: In addition to the books listed below, Richard Carrier was a contributing author to the following books:
The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails
The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave
The End of Christianity
For more information, see Richard's bio in the Secular Web Modern Library.
- Sense and Goodness without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
- Not the Impossible Faith: Why Christianity Didn't Need a Miracle to Succeed
- Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus
- Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith
- The Real Ten Commandments
- Of Love, Brunettes, and Biology
- Belief, Truth, and the Columbine Tragedy
- Doctors Pronounce Jesus Dead!
- Our Meaning in Life
- Jewish Law, the Burial of Jesus, and the Third Day
- In Memorial of the Victims of Mass Murder
- Lawyer vs. Theologian: The Tabash-Craig Debate
- The Secular Web in the News...Sort of
- The Koran Predicted the Speed of Light? Not Really.
- True Bible Found - "Holy Shit!" Says Pope
- The Bonebox of James: Is It Physical Evidence of the Historicity of Jesus?
- Predicting Modern Science: Epicurus vs. Mohammed
- Antony Flew Considers God...Sort Of