CPBD 079: Bob Price – The Crisis of Biblical Authority

by Luke Muehlhauser on November 21, 2010 in Bible,Podcast

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Today I interview Bible scholar Bob Price about the crisis of Biblical authority in evangelical theology.

Download CPBD episode 079 with Bob Price. Total time is 44:22.

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Taranu November 21, 2010 at 6:09 am

Great interview. It’s been awhile since I’ve last heard Dr. Price speak. He has so many interesting things to say.
Luke, do you think you could get Thom Stark, author of The Human Faces of God, to talk about who Yahweh is according to OT historians? That would be super cool.


Luke Muehlhauser November 21, 2010 at 8:11 am


Eventually, yes, I’d like to interview Thom Stark.


Bill Maher November 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

I love Dr. Price. He reminds me of my uncle that played D & D in the late 70′s/early 80′s.
it makes me happy.


ildi November 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

“baggy-pants medicine show frauds” – great description of Craig and his ilk.


G-lovin November 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Great as usual, Luke. I think you should make Bob a regular on the show.


goobahman November 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Bob is freakin awesome. I love his contagious curiousity and wonder at things, but all his no-nonsense approach. He never seems given to bias.


mojo.rhythm November 22, 2010 at 1:19 am

It really is a shame that he is a climate skeptic :(

I hope he has changed his mind about that.


Patrick November 22, 2010 at 6:35 am

He matches a pattern I’ve seen a lot of- an older guy who feels like he was told about the dangers of a new ice age when he was young, and then had climate scientists flip around and start telling the reverse story when he was older. He concludes from this that climate scientists may not know what they’re talking about.

I don’t know the actual history of how that all went down, since I wasn’t born for most of it. I can just say that there seems to be a whole age cohort who look at things that way.


Jeff H November 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Robert Price is excellent as usual. His voice reminds me of Lewis Black, but looking up his picture, I’m disappointed to see he looks nothing like Black :(


JMauldin November 22, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Love the podcast – but cut the new age music intro man.


Alex November 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Yeah, just piling on the praise here. What you’re doing is just awesome, in the true meaning of that word.

I have a suggestion, although slightly to the side of philosophy itself, and into the realm of biology and homosexuality. A few years ago there was an exhibition about homosexuality in nature (in Oslo, Norway, and later traveled to Sydney, Australia) that made quite a stir (world-wide in the news), and the exhibition was curated by my friend biologist Petter Bøckman. A juxtaposition on this topic and the religious mostly-unanimous condemnation of it would be a fascinating addition to the series.


Rashbam November 24, 2010 at 7:20 am

Very nice interview, Luke. Thanks for all you do. Your blog is very interesting.


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