The Nativity: A Critical Examination | Chichester Humanists
Join us on Zoom from 19.30 on Tuesday 15 December to hear from Jonathan M.S. Pearce on ‘The Nativity: A Critical Examination’.
The nativity of Jesus carries much cultural recognition, but does the Biblical narrative command much support in the academic world? Is it a story which holds much historical truth, or were the Biblical accounts of the birth of Jesus simply an opportunity for the authors to impart their theological beliefs?
In this talk, based on his book ‘The Nativity: A Critical Examination’, teacher, author, blogger, and philosopher Jonathan M.S. Pearce will set out the main problems with the historical reliability of the two infancy narratives. He will also build a cumulative case for objecting to the historicity of the Gospel’s nativity accounts.
Jonathan is a teacher and author, who has dedicated many years of his life to all manner of things philosophical and theological. He is currently studying for a Masters in Philosophy and is a founder member of the Tippling Philosophers, a friendly group of disparate believers and non-believers based in Hampshire. His books include The Nativity: A Critical Examination, Free Will? An investigation into whether we have free will, or whether I was always going to write this book, The Little Book of Unholy Questions, and Twins: A Survival Guide for Dads. He is also a founder author for the Skeptic Ink Network (SIN), an online community of skeptic writers, bloggers, academics, thinkers and activists. He blogs at Tippling Philosopher.
Spaces are limited and registration is essential. To reserve a space for you and your household, please register. We will be using Zoom and a link will be emailed to you ahead of the event.