Paul L. Maier, the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University and a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works. He talks about his background as an historian, the existence of Jesus, his debate with Dan Barker, the pagan myth accusation, ancient sources for the life of Jesus, the historicity of the first Christmas, and more.
Full Interview MP3 Audio here (47 min).
Dr. Maier's books include:
Eusebius: The Church History
• In the Fullness of Time: A Historian Looks at Christmas, Easter, and the Early Church
The Flames of Rome: A Novel
• The Very First Christmas