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Édouard Dujardin
Édouard Dujardin
Édouard Dujardin
(10 November 1861 – 31 October 1949) was a French writer, one of the early users of the stream of consciousness literary technique, exemplified by his 1888 novel Les Lauriers sont coupés.Contents1 Biography 2 List of works2.1 Plays 2.2 Novels and other works3 References and sources 4 External linksBiography[edit] Édouard Émile Louis Dujardin was born in Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt, Loir-et-Cher, and was the only child of Alphonse Dujardin, a sea captain. Stephane Mallarmé
Stephane Mallarmé
described him as "the offspring of an old sea-dog and a Brittany cow".[1] He was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen.[2] Dujardin became editor of the journal Revue Indépendente in 1886, and it was in this journal that his first works were published
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Félix Vallotton
Félix Edouard Vallotton (December 28, 1865 – December 29, 1925) was a Swiss/French painter and printmaker associated with Les Nabis. He was an important figure in the development of the modern woodcut.Contents1 Life and work 2 Paintings 3 Woodcuts 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksLife and work[edit] He was born into a conservative middle-class family in Lausanne, and there he attended Collège Cantonal, graduating with a degree in classical studies in 1882. In that year he moved to Paris
Paris
to study art under Jules Joseph Lefebvre
Jules Joseph Lefebvre
and Gustave Boulanger
Gustave Boulanger
at the Académie Julian. He spent many hours in the Louvre, where he greatly admired the works of Holbein, Dürer and Ingres; these artists would remain exemplars for Vallotton throughout his life.[1] Vallotton's earliest paintings, chiefly portraits, are firmly rooted in the academic tradition
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Kersey Graves
Kersey Graves
Kersey Graves
(November 21, 1813 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Brownsville, Pennsylvania
– September 4, 1883 in Richmond, Indiana) was a skeptic, atheist, rationalist, spiritualist, reformist writer, who was popular on the American freethought circuit of the late 19th century.Contents1 Life 2 Quotes 3 Writings and legacy 4 See also 5 Translated works 6 References 7 External linksLife[edit] Graves was born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania.[1] His parents were Quakers, and as a young man he followed them in their observance, later moving to the Hicksite wing of Quakerism
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Bruno Bauer
Bruno Bauer
Bruno Bauer
(German: [baʊɐ]; 6 September 1809 – 13 April 1882) was a German philosopher and historian. As a student of G. W. F. Hegel, Bauer was a radical Rationalist in philosophy, politics and Biblical criticism
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Georg Brandes
Georg Brandes
Georg Brandes
(4 February 1842 – 19 February 1927), born Morris Cohen, was a Danish critic and scholar who greatly influenced Scandinavian and European literature from the 1870s through the turn of the 20th century. He is seen as the theorist behind the "Modern Breakthrough" of Scandinavian culture. At the age of 30, Brandes formulated the principles of a new realism and naturalism, condemning hyper-aesthetic writing and also fantasy in literature. His literary goals were shared by some other authors, among them the Norwegian "realist" playwright Henrik Ibsen. When Georg Brandes
Georg Brandes
held a series of lectures in 1871 with the title "Main Currents in 19th-century Literature", he defined the Modern Breakthrough and started the movement that would become Cultural Radicalism
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Thomas L. Brodie
Thomas L. Brodie (born 1943) has worked in academia and published scholarly books on Christianity. He supports the Christ myth theory, the theory that Jesus did not exist as a historical figure.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Christ mythicism and sanctions 4 Bibliography 5 See also 6 ReferencesEarly life[edit] He was born in Crusheen, County Clare. Career[edit] Brodie earned his STD at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome in 1988, at the age of 48. He has taught Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament in various institutions across the United States and in South Africa, including the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St
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Richard Carlile
Richard Carlile
Richard Carlile
(8 December 1790 – 10 February 1843) was an important agitator for the establishment of universal suffrage and freedom of the press in the United Kingdom.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Personal life 3 Politics and publishing 4 Peterloo and The Republican 5 The Devil's Chaplain 6 Jailed again 7 Writings 8 Notes 9 References 10 External linksEarly life[edit] He was born in Ashburton, Devon, the son of a shoemaker who died in 1794 leaving Richard's mother struggling to support her three children on the income from running a small shop. At the age of six he went for free education to the local Church of England
Church of England
school, then at the age of twelve he left school for a seven-year apprenticeship to a tinsmith in Plymouth. Personal life[edit] In 1813 he married, and shortly afterwards the couple moved to Holborn Hill in London
London
where he found work as a tinsmith
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Richard Carrier
Richard Cevantis Carrier (born December 1, 1969) is an American historian, atheist activist, author, public speaker and blogger. Carrier has a doctorate in ancient history from Columbia University where his thesis was on the history of science in antiquity. He originally gained prominence as an advocate of atheism and metaphysical naturalism, authoring many articles on The Secular Web and later defending his basic position in his book Sense and Goodness Without God. His blog appeared on Freethought
Freethought
Blogs and he has frequently been a featured speaker at various skeptic, secular humanist, freethought and atheist conventions, such as the annual Freethought
Freethought
Festival in Madison, Wisconsin, the annual Skepticon
Skepticon
convention in Springfield, Missouri and conventions sponsored by American Atheists
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Paul-Louis Couchoud
Paul-Louis Couchoud (French: [kuʃu]), was born on July 6, 1879, at Vienne, Isère
Vienne, Isère
and died there on April 8, 1959. He was a French philosopher, a graduate from the prestigious École Normale Supérieure in Paris, a physician, a man of letters, and a poet. He became well known as an adapter of Japanese haiku into French, an editor of Reviews, a translator, and a writer promoting the German thesis of the non-historicity of Jesus Christ.Contents1 Education in philosophy 2 Visit to Japan and interest in Japanese poetry 3 Friendship with the writer Anatole France 4 Becoming a doctor in medicine 5 The question of the historicity of Jesus, and the German "Christ myth" thesis5.1 Encountering the "German thesis" 5.2 Editor of reviews on religions6 First article and book: The Enigma of Jesus (1923)6.1 Introduction by James G
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Earl Doherty
Earl J. Doherty (born 1941)[1] is a Canadian author of The Jesus Puzzle (1999), Challenging the Verdict (2001), and Jesus: Neither God Nor Man (2009)
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Arthur Drews
Christian Heinrich Arthur Drews
Arthur Drews
(German: [dʀɛfs]; November 1, 1865 – July 19, 1935) was a German writer, historian, philosopher, and important representative of German monist thought
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Charles François Dupuis
Charles François Dupuis
Charles François Dupuis
(26 October 1742 – 29 September 1809) was a French savant, a professor (from 1766) of rhetoric at the Collège de Lisieux, Paris, who studied for the law in his spare time and was received as avocat in 1770. He also ventured into the field of mathematics and served on the committee that developed the French Republican Calendar. Along with Constantin François Chassebœuf de Volney (1757–1820) Dupuis was known for developing the Christ myth
Christ myth
theory, which argued that Christianity was an amalgamation of various ancient mythologies and that Jesus
Jesus
was a mythical character.Contents1 Biography 2 Christ myth
Christ myth
theory 3 Reception 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Dupuis was born in Trie-Château
Trie-Château
(in present-day Oise), the son of a schoolmaster
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David Fitzgerald (author)
David Fitzgerald is an American author, public speaker, and atheist activist, who supports the Christ Myth theory
Christ Myth theory
which challenges the historicity of Jesus.[1][2][3][4]Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 Affiliations 2.2 Public speaking 2.3 Writing3 Personal life 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and education[edit] David Fitzgerald was born on December 26, 1964 in Clovis, California.[citation needed] He graduated from California State University, Fresno.[citation needed] Career[edit] Affiliations[edit] Fitzgerald serves on the boards
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Tom Harpur
Thomas William "Tom" Harpur (April 24, 1929 – January 2, 2017) was a Canadian author, broadcaster, columnist and theologian. An ordained priest, he was a proponent of the Christ myth theory, the idea that Jesus
Jesus
did not exist but is a fictional or mythological figure.[1] He was the author of a number of books, including For Christ's Sake (1986), Life after Death (1996), The Pagan Christ
The Pagan Christ
(2004), and Born Again (2011 and 2017).[2]Contents1 Background and education 2 Career2.1 Priesthood 2.2 Academia 2.3 Journalism 2.4 Fellowships and awards 2.5 The Pagan Christ3 Death 4 Bibliography 5 See also 6 Notes 7 External linksBackground and education[edit] Born in the east-end of Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
to an evangelical family, in 1929,[3] Harpur earned an Honours B.A
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John M. Allegro
John Marco Allegro (17 February 1923 – 17 February 1988) was an English archaeologist and Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scrolls
scholar. He was a populariser of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scrolls
through his books and radio broadcasts. He was the editor of some of the most famous and controversial scrolls published, the pesharim. A number of Allegro's later books, including The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross, brought him both popular fame and notoriety, and also destroyed his career.Contents1 Training 2 The Copper Scroll 3 Publishing the Pesharim 4 Change of direction 5 The Sacred Mushroom and Christian Myth 6 Death 7 Works 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External linksTraining[edit] Allegro matriculated from grammar school in 1939. He joined the Royal Navy, serving during World War Two
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Edwin Johnson (historian)
Edwin Johnson (1842–1901) was an English historian, best known for his radical criticisms of Christian historiography.Contents1 Biography 2 Publications 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Among his works are Antiqua Mater: A Study of Christian Origins (1887, published in London anonymously) and The Pauline Epistles: Re-studied and Explained (1894). In Antiqua Mater Johnson examines a great variety of sources related to early Christianity
Christianity
"from outside scripture", coming to the conclusion that there was no reliable documentary evidence to prove the existence of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
or the Apostles.[1] He asserts that Christianity
Christianity
had evolved from a Jewish Diaspora movement, he provisionally called the Hagioi.[1] They adhered to a liberal interpretation of the Torah
Torah
with simpler rites and a more spiritualized outlook
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