Joseph Atwill (born c. 1951), also known as Joe Atwill, is an American writer about Christianity from Montecito, California and a supporter of the Zeitgeist movement. He is best known for his book Ceasar's Messiah, which claims that the Gospels were written by Josephus for the Flavian dynasty as a fabrication to pacify rebellious Jews. Atwill is very pro-Israel. His claims have been debunked.
- Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus (2005)
- Shakespeare’s Secret Messiah (2014)
- Christian Post (6 January 2013). "Did Roman Aristocrats Fabricate the Jesus Story?".
- Free Thought Blogs (6 January 2013). "How can smart atheists be bamboozled by Joseph Atwill?".
- Free Thought Blogs (6 January 2013). "Atwill's cranked-up Jesus".
- Pantheos (6 January 2013). "Joseph Atwill has not proven that Jesus was made up by the Romans".