Robert M. Price

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Robert M. Price

Name: Robert M. Price

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, New Testament; Drew University, Madison NJ; May 1993
  • Master of Philosophy, New Testament; Drew University, Madison NJ; October 1992
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Systematic Theology; Drew University, Madison NJ; May, 1981
  • Master of Theological Studies, New Testament; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton MA; May 1978
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Religion; History; Montclair State College, Upper Montclair NJ; May 1976


  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • The Westar Institute (Jesus Seminar; Paul Seminar; Canon Seminar)
  • Member, Schleiermacher Colloquium (AAR)
  • Editor, The Journal of Higher Criticism
  • Member of the Editorial Staff editorial staff for Free Inquiry, The Humanist, and Secular Nation.
  • Professor of Biblical Criticism for The Center for Inquiry Institute
  • Professor of Scriptural Studies at Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary



Published on the Secular Web

By This Time He Stinketh: The Attempts of William Lane Craig to Exhume Jesus

How can we know that Christianity, and particularly the alleged Resurrection, are true if Craig and other Christian apologists cannot show that they are true? For anyone to ask us to accept such on faith would be like a vacuum-cleaner salesman demonstrating his product in your living room: when the machine fails to suck up any dust, he asks you not to think ill of the vacuum; it’s just that he, the salesman, can’t get straight how to operate it properly–but he tells you that you ought to buy it anyway!

The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man: How Reliable Is the Gospel Tradition?

Scholars have dissected the Gospels and other stories about Jesus for more than a century, attempting to determine their historical accuracy. Many experts today believe that the writings of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John cannot be taken as revelatory. A group of more than 100 scholars called the Jesus Seminar concluded that only about 18 […]

The Reason Driven Life: What Am I Here on Earth For?

Book Description With more than 25,000,000 copies sold, Pastor Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life has been both a commercially successful best-seller and a widely influential book in the Christian community. In The Reason Driven Life Price offers the first parody and critique of Warren’s bestseller. Warren’s God, Price says, is a “Frankenstein Monster, a divine […]

Deconstructing Jesus

Arguing that perhaps Jesus never existed as a historical figure, Price maintains an agnostic stance, while putting many puzzles and scholarly debates in a new light. He also incorporates neglected parallels from Islam, the Baha’i Faith, and Buddhism. Deconstructing Jesus provides a valuable bridge between New Testament scholarship and early freethinkers in a refreshing cross-fertilization […]

The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave

Did Jesus rise from the dead? Although 19th and early 20th century Biblical scholarship dismissed the resurrection narratives as late, legendary accounts, Christian apologists in the late 20th century revived historical apologetics for the resurrection of Jesus with increasingly sophisticated arguments. A few critics have directly addressed some of the new arguments, but their response […]