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The Human Bible is a podcast by Robert M. Price, professor of biblical criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute, and author of a number of books on theology. Though an atheist -- and skeptical of the very existence of the Jesus portrayed in the Gospels -- Price's great knowledge of (and love for) the Scriptures is evident throughout. No matter what you believe, you won't regret listening to these podcasts.
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The only good theologist is an atheist theologist.
posted by Devonian at 6:45 PM on August 24, 2012 [8 favorites]


Looking forward to listening to those, thanks! Was in need of a new podcast.
posted by lizbunny at 6:45 PM on August 24, 2012


He is also an expert in... Another faith. Iä! Iä!

(back when I gave a shit about such things I saved that Wikipedia page from deletion by adding a bunch of references, but only really the other side of his carreer. )
posted by Artw at 6:48 PM on August 24, 2012 [6 favorites]


Robert Price has written introductions for a number of Chaosium's Cthulhu Mythos compilations.
posted by JHarris at 6:49 PM on August 24, 2012


Bart Ehrman is an atheist theologist, and though his stuff is popular and entertaining, he often makes logical leaps and can get repetitious. I'm not sure how good he is, but I do appreciate him (as well as this podcast, thanks!).
posted by whatgorilla at 7:06 PM on August 24, 2012


I am a religious (get it?) listener to The Bible Geek, Price's other podcast. Warning: if you are also a Bible geek, you are looking at a TV Tropes level of time-sink.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 7:47 PM on August 24, 2012 [5 favorites]


Does he say anything about The Vampire Bible?
posted by homunculus at 9:28 PM on August 24, 2012


Never heard him mention the Vampire Bible, but he would prbly be interested. He loves horror stories and horror comic books. He is a big Lovecraft fan and writes horror fiction himself.
posted by charlesminus at 9:58 PM on August 24, 2012


thanks from a superstitious atheist!
posted by es_de_bah at 11:18 PM on August 24, 2012


Price is the man I want to not quite grow up to be. There's more podcast fun with him in a couple of editions of the HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast.
posted by howfar at 2:08 AM on August 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've been tearing through these podcasts; I now retrospectively realize that I've always wanted a secular podcast investigating religious history. I am learning so many cool bits of history and apologetic arguments. Thanks so much for posting this!

I like the way he says "The Human Bible" during his introductions.
posted by painquale at 6:00 PM on August 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


The only good theologist is an atheist theologist.

Is that meant to be funny? Surely you can't mean it seriously.
posted by smoke at 3:38 AM on August 26, 2012


Why not? Who better to look at religion objectively than an atheist? Seriously.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 8:55 AM on August 26, 2012


I finally figured out who his voice reminds me of!

The history of religious studies, as narrated by Professor Frink.
posted by painquale at 9:14 AM on August 26, 2012


Bart Ehrman is an atheist theologist, and though his stuff is popular and entertaining, he often makes logical leaps and can get repetitious.

I checked out Jesus, Interrupted from the local library, and was pleasantly surprised to find some very personal comments from a critic of Bart in the side-lines. I took pictures of the notes, to look up the critic's references. But as you mentioned, Bart's writing and logic wasn't always that great. I'm looking forward to checking out this podcast!
posted by filthy light thief at 12:12 PM on August 28, 2012


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