Craig Evans and others have written the book How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature—A Response to Bart Ehrman in order to refute Bart Ehrman’s most recent book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. In this video clip, Craig Evans is interviewed about the two books by Jerry Johnston of 100 Huntley Street.
(ht: Michael Bird, one of Evans’ co-authors)
Nijay Gupta reviews the book The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us by Michael Graves of Wheaton College (Eerdman’s, 2014). Early in the review, Gupta writes:
Graves does not treat the Church Fathers as infallible, but he believes that, because they lived historically and culturally closer to the world of Scripture and the apostolic age, they can teach us much.
(4 min read; 868 words)
via The Church Fathers on the Nature of Scripture (Book Review) Gupta | Crux Sola.
Tim O’Neill, Atheist, Medievalist, Sceptic and amateur Historian,” answers this question on Quora. In short, he sees no reasonable basis for rejecting the crucifixion of Jesus as historical. In his own words:
The crucifixion of a minor Galilean preacher who caused a disturbance at Passover was a very insignificant event at the time, though it had a profound impact on his small group of followers. So the only references to it by non-Christians tend to be to explain who these followers revered. But the fact that the crucifixion was such an awkward element of their faith for these early Christians makes it most likely that this was a historical event, since it is extremely unlikely it’s an element that would simply be invented.
(3 min read; 685 words)
via Is there any non-Christian evidence for the Crucifixion of Jesus? – Quora.
In a brief excerpt from his commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, F. F. Bruce explains why the apostles had to teach sexual purity – things we would have considered obvious – through the Mediterranean world. (1 min read)
via F.F. Bruce on Porneia in the Greco-Roman World (Gupta) | Crux Sola.