This fascinating debate features two scholars with diametrically opposed worldviews, both believing the worldview they hold benefits society while the other harms it. Both men are published and you might say true believers of their positions. Dr. McDurmon defends a biblical worldview while Dr. Carrier defends secular humanism.
This debate is different from past debates in that it is decidedly not a merely philosophical debate, but a debate that seeks to "cash out" theological convictions and assumptions. It also places an equal burden of proof on each speaker. Enjoy, and spread the word!