Books from American Atheist Press
NazarethGate: Quack Archeology, Holy Hoaxes, and the Invented Town of Jesus
The much-anticipated sequel to The Myth of Nazareth is now available.
Order here (discount price).
- The Myth of Nazareth: The Invented Town of Jesus. American Atheist Press (March, 2008). The ground-breaking and controversial product of eight years’ research. See my Nazareth website. Order here (signed copy, no longer in print).
Published articles and shorter works
Nazareth, Israel controversies
- “Pious Fraud at Nazareth” in J. Loftus (ed.), Christianity in the Light of Science: Critically Examining the World’s Largest Religion (Prometheus Books, 2016).
- “Archaeology, Bart Ehrman, and the Nazareth of ‘Jesus.’” In Bart Ehrman and the Quest of the Historical Jesus of Nazareth: An Evaluation of Ehrman’s ‘Did Jesus Exist?’ (American Atheist Press, 2013, pp. 327-68.)
- “The archaeology of Nazareth: An example of pious fraud?” Paper delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature convention, Chicago, November 2012 (PDF).
- “Christianity at the crossroads—Nazareth in the crosshairs.” American Atheist, July-Aug. 2010 (PDF).
- “Nazareth, Faith, and the Dark Option.” American Atheist, Jan. 2009. (http://www.nazarethmyth.info/naz3article.html)
- “A Response to ‘Surveys and excavations at the Nazareth Village Farm (1997-2002): Final Report.’ ” Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, vol. 26 (December 2008), pp. 95-103.
- “The Myth of Nazareth: The Invented Town of Jesus—Does it really matter?” American Atheist, March 2007.
- “Why the Truth About Nazareth is Important” (Introduction by Frank Zindler). American Atheist, Nov.-Dec. 2006, pp. 14-19.
- Buddhist and Christian Parallels: Compiled from the Earliest Scriptures. E-book, 91 pp. 2004.
Numerous brief parallels from the two great religious traditions in a side-by-side format, with occasional footnotes. The product of twenty years’ reading daily in the Pali Buddhist scriptures.
- “Middle East solution lies in a true democracy.”Register-Guard newspaper (Eugene, OR), Nov. 23, 2015. Argues for a one-state solution in Palestine/Israel that is religiously non-aligned.
“Freedom Evaporates in the Vatican’s Theocracy.” Register Guard, Nov. 30, 2014. A practical response to uncaring Catholic opposition to euthanasia.
- “There is no one and only ‘truth’: Wonder waits for all.” Register-Guard, April 21, 2013. Labels and religious stereotyping mask the good we have in common.
- “Paleolithic Religion.” 50 pp. Kevalin Press, 2010.
- “The impotence of biblical studies” MythicistPapers.com.
- “What is Jesus mythicism?” MythicistPapers.com.
- “A timeline of Jesus mythicism.” MythicistPapers.com.
- “A basic mythicist bibliography.” MythicistPapers.com.
- “René Salm: A spiritual autobiography” MythicistPapers.com
- “The Natsarene and hidden gnosis.” MythicistPapers.com. (July, 2011).
- “The Natsarene religion.” MythicistPapers.com.
- “Mythicists, docetists, Nazoreans.” MythicistPapers.com.
- “Pre-Christian gnosticism.” MythicistPapers.com.
- “Ten steps to the birth of Christianity.” MythicistPapers.com.
- “Notes on the Acts of Mark.” MythicistPapers.com.
- “Thomas Brodie, mythicist priest: Beyond the Quest for the Historical Jesus (book review).” MythicistPapers.com.
- “Electronic Orchestration.” Electronic Musician, Sept. 1991
(Cover article), pp. 30-43.
- “Piano Teacher tuned in to power of the well-spoken word.”
Eugene Register-Guard (newspaper), Aug. 8, 1999.
- Music composer website.
The (only) website dedicated exclusively to the archaeology of Nazareth, Israel. With interviews, a Nazareth quiz, video by James Randi discussing my writings, multiple Scandal Sheets, bibliography, and related links.
- Mythicist Papers: Resources for the study of Christian origins.My blog, writings, and results of my research relating to the view that Jesus of Nazareth did not exist.
- Mythicist Discussion online group (Yahoo). Currently moderated by John Felix.
A Hut in Sri Lanka. Part spiritual journal, part autobiography, part travelogue.
Updated Sept. 14, 2017