Monthly Archives: January 2015

Early Christian Writings Claiming Apostolicity, but Rejected as Such

What distinguishes the writings of the New Testament from all other early Christian writings was their apostolic origins.  That is, all writings that were ultimately determined by the ancient church to be apostolic were included in the New Testament.  This … Continue reading

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The Reliability of the New Testament (Textual Corruption) – YouTube

The Reliability of the New Testament (Textual Corruption) – YouTube. (from the InspiringPhilosophy YouTube channel) This video quotes Dan Wallace, Darrell Bock, and Craig Evans.  Perhaps its greatest value is in demonstrating one-by-one that the textual variants presented by skeptics … Continue reading

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The Historicity of the Resurrection of Christ

“I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind … Continue reading

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The Historicity of Jesus

Whether or not a scholar of ancient times believes that Jesus was raised from the dead may be considered a spiritual, theological, or religious question.  But whether or not said scholar believes that Jesus was in fact a Jewish preacher who was … Continue reading

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Even Bart Ehrman Believes That Jesus Lived and Died

Like John Dominic Crossan, Bart Ehrman is a biblical scholar who denies that Jesus was raised from the dead.  But also like Crossan, Ehrman, along with practically all other modern scholars, is convinced of certain historical facts about Jesus.  When … Continue reading

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Early Christian Literature

Christian literature, it stands to reason, consists of all those texts having to do with Christ, Christians, or Christianity (the second two in that list obviously tracing their own origins to the first).  Since Christ in this context refers to … Continue reading

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Content Moved

This post was originally titled Bibliography on the New Testament Canon.  Its content has been moved to, and incorporated with, Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon. 

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Even John Dominic Crossan is certain that Jesus was crucified.

 “That he was crucified is as sure as anything historical can ever be, since both Josephus and Tacitus … agree with the Christian accounts on at least that basic fact.” Crossan, John Dominic (1995). Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography. HarperOne. p. … Continue reading

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Did Paul Meet Jesus Before the Damascus Road? Stanley E. Porter

On February 19 – 21, 2014, Dr. Stanley E. Porter gave a series of four lectures titled “Did Paul Meet Jesus Before the Damascus Road?  The Evidence and the Implications.”  This lecture series was part of the H. Orton Wiley Lecture … Continue reading

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What Former Evangelical Luke Muehlhauser Says About the New Testament in Which He No Longer Trusts

Luke Muehlhauser grew up Christian but renounced his faith and became a vocal atheist.  One of his endeavors in this regard is the blog Common Sense Atheism.  In one of his blog posts there, he points out the how reliable … Continue reading

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