I’ve become involved in the comment thread of this which . Here’s an excerpt from what James originally posted:
Ultimately, mythicists “are not doing history; they are doing theology” (p.338). They are seeking to counter a religious viewpoint, and in doing so are allowing their conclusions to be driven by those religious (or better anti-religious) concerns rather than historical ones. (I would add to this that there are certainly mythicists who do not fit this category – but in almost all cases the views that they hold have come ultimately from someone who was more concerned with religious polemic than historical evidence.)
via Exploring Our Matrix.
(Here is my own review of Ehrman’s book.)