Not the Impossible Faith

  • by Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by Richard Carrier
  • 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Not the Impossible Faith is a tour de force in that genre, dissecting and refuting the oft-repeated claim that Christianity could not have succeeded in the ancient world unless it was true. Though framed as a detailed rebuttal to Christian apologist J.P. Holding (author of The Impossible Faith), Carrier takes a general approach that educates the listener on the history and sociology of the ancient world, answering many questions like: How did Christians approach evidence? Was there a widespread prejudice against the testimony of women? Was resurrection such a radical idea? Who would worship a crucified criminal? And much more.
Written with occasional humor and an easy style, and thoroughly referenced, with many entertaining "gotcha!" moments, Not the Impossible Faith is a must-listen for anyone interested in the origins of Christianity. Richard Carrier, PhD, is an expert in the history of the ancient world and a critic of Christian attempts to distort history in defense of their faith.


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super interesting insights and view of history

Even as a non academic I found it superbly interesting. A real insight into the early Christian world.
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- James Sanderson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-06-2013
  • Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing