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Did Jesus Exist Debate

One of the most anticipated debates in the secular and theist realm alike is finally here! 

These two New Testament scholars are coming together to discuss the hotly debated topic of the existence of a historical Jesus Christ.

Dr. Robert Price is a former Baptist minister who holds PhDs in systematic theology and the New Testament. Dr. Price is professor of biblical criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute, and will assert the Jesus Myth Theory viewpoint - wherein there are flaws with the evidence for a historical Jesus - and will make the case that He is no more than a mythological figure.

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1988. Professor Ehrman has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, and will support the stance that there is strong evidence for the existence for a historical Jesus.

Debate Format:
Opening Presentations:

Speaker for the affirmative: Bart Ehrman
30 minute presentation
Speaker for the negative: Robert Price
30 minute presentation
10 minute break

Discussion:
Bart Ehrman
10 minutes of questions for Robert Price
Robert Price
10 minutes of questions for Bart Ehrman
This repeats 2 times for each speaker for a total of 40 minutes
10 minute break

Audience question and answer period 
60 minutes

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