Aug 26 2013

Thank You for So Many Books

Some people who like my work occasionally buy things for me from my Amazon wishlist. The package I get often doesn’t say who sent them or how to reach them. So I’d like to extend an open thanks to everyone who has done that over the years. What especially prompted me to say something today is that I received one such package last week, amidst controversial blogging and an exhausting home renovation project (Jen and I finally did something with our bedroom, which had looked like a moldy, stained, style-less, colorless disaster area since we moved in…you know, as for example, the previous owners had strange ideas about what was an acceptable “repair” to holes in the ceiling or wall…anyway, all sorted; its a beautiful and functional room again).

This time the package I received was filled with some of the more expensive items on my list, and a lot of them. Someone was extraordinarily generous, and I am very grateful. Thank you! Some of the items will help me with my next books (my books on ancient science have been at an academic publisher in search of peer reviewers for ages), some will give me an excuse to learn a little more about Islam (maybe next year), and one in particular is the two volume set by Keener that desperately tries to insist miracles are real, which I may find time later this year to read and review on my blog (since that’s kind of one of my long standing specialties).

Now back to work.


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  1. 1

    Thank you for the reminder. I just bought PZ’s. I missed your visit to DC on the debunking of the Jesus myth. I want to get your book and read it. I have a friend who is a deacon and wanted to go with me. He is a liberal christian and we enjoy good debates. I will buy two, one for him and one for me…..a win-win-win all around. Cheers!

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    Would you be interested in Michael Peppard’s The Son of God in the Roman World?

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      Richard Carrier

      No, thank you. I’ve already skimmed it. It is interesting and valuable in general, but doesn’t help me in any specific respect.

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    Once you are “done” with Christianity (for a while), I’m sure a book by you on Islam would be great.

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      Richard Carrier

      Oh, no, I won’t be doing that. I’d have to spend another decade learning new languages and field-specific background history. I have enough specialties already. It strains my abilities to keep up my knowledge in those. I just can’t fit in another one.

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