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Writing with thoroughness and clarity, the author explains Bayesâs Theorem in terms that are easily understandable to professional historians and laypeople alike, employing nothing more than well-known primary school math. He then explores precisely how the theorem can be applied to history and addresses numerous challenges to and criticisms of its use in testing or justifying the conclusions that historians make about the important persons and events of the past. The traditional and established methods of historians are analyzed using the theorem, as well as all the major "historicity criteria" employed in the latest quest to establish the historicity of Jesus. The author demonstrates not only the deficiencies of these approaches but also ways to rehabilitate them using Bayesâs Theorem.
Anyone with an interest in historical methods, how historical knowledge can be justified, new applications of Bayesâs Theorem, or the study of the historical Jesus will find this book to be essential reading.
About: This in-depth discussion of New Testament scholarship and the challenges of history as a whole proposes Bayesâs Theorem, which deals with probabilities under conditions of uncertainty, as a solution to the problem of establishing reliable historical criteria.
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