I blogged recently about Joseph Atwill’s research, which asserts that Jesus was a Roman invention. Now that his PR launch (disguised as a conference) is history, I decided to post an update of some reviews of Atwill’s work.
- Joel Watts asked, “Was Jesus a Roman Invention?” over at the Huff Post
- Robert Price (who doesn’t think Jesus existed) debunks the book (This review alone, coming as it does from someone sympathetic to at least the idea that Jesus never existed, should tell you how poor Atwill’s work is)
- Historian Tom Verenna writes, “No, Joe Atwill: Rome Did Not Invent Jesus“
- James McGrath echoes my own sentiment with his title, “As Bad as Mythicism: Jesus as Caesar“