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Mythicism and the Making of Mark
The Bible and Interpretation
  • James F. McGrath, Butler University
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Publication Date
1-1-2015
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Abstract
Carrier’s approach allows him to say that every single thing he finds in the relevant sources is “exactly what we’d expect” if mythicism is true – “as symbolic myth, every oddity is explained, and indeed expected.” This is because “they made this up” is compatible with everything that any text says – especially if one excludes in advance the possibility of using traditional critical methods and criteria for determining that some details may reflect actual historical events.
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