Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who asserts that persons and events appearing or alleged to be supernatural are imaginary or have for their basis a myth.

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Examples

  • Of course, evolutionists swamp creationists with evidence for common descent, but all James can do is call mythicist questions 'bizarre misreadings' and refuse to discuss them.

    Mythicists and Creationists

  • When we compare the standard historicist theory (SHT) with Doherty's ahistoricist or "mythicist" theory (DMT) by the criteria of the Argument to the Best Explanation, I must admit that, at present, Doherty wins on at least four out of the six criteria (scope, power, plausibility, and ad hocness ; I think DMT is equal to SHT on the fifth criterion of disconfirmation ; neither SHT nor DMT wins on the sixth and decisive criterion).

    Mythicist Misunderstanding

  • She helpfully clarifies that this doesn't lead her to a "mythicist" position, because "parallels between Jesus' myth and other ancient myths tell us nothing about whether or not he lived as a real person.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Whereas YEC used to be mainstream (at least in medieval Europe), pseudohistorical conspiracy-theorist mythicist apologetics never was (and probably/hopefully never will be).

    Gods, Gospels, and Gotta Think of a Third "G"

  • The only consistent response to the mythicist position throughout the blogs on mythcism here has been juvenile ridicule

    Mythicism and John the Baptist

  • That's the difference, if we only had stuff like the gospel of Matthew I don't think that anybody would be a mythicist.

    Mythicism and John the Baptist

  • I haven't read a mythicist who uses Q yet, who supports their use with an argument for its existence.

    Mythicist Quote of the Day (Neil Godfrey)

  • Antonio Jerez, the Einstein is appropriate here in every blog discussing the mythicist position because it's precisely what is going on here - I have yet to see anything by McGrath or you that shows any serious investigation into the case for mythicism.

    Mythicism and John the Baptist

  • Since when does the mythicist argument (any mythicist argument that I know of) deny historicity of an event or person on grounds that we have no surviving eyewitness or "first-hand source" (whatever that means) to that event or person?

    Mythicism and John the Baptist

  • What I have written, James, is not found in any mythicist book or argument I have ever seen or read.

    More Mythicist-Creationist Parallels: Messiahs, Wisdom and Jesus

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