Gary Habermas, The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence For The Life Of Christ

I: Contemporary Challenges to the Historicity of Jesus Did Jesus Ever Live? Limitations on the Historical Jesus Reinterpretations of the Historical Jesus The New Gnosticism The Jesus Seminar and the Historical Jesus II: Historical Data for ... Read More | Share

Life of Jesus Sources: Summary and Assessment

Having finished our treatment of the ancient pre- and non-New Testament sources for Jesus’ life, we turn now to a final assessment of this material. Our first interest is to present an integrated summary of all the reports concerning ... Read More | Share

Life of Jesus: Ancient Christian Sources (Non-New Testament)

In addition to the New Testament, early Christian writers produced volumes of important works that give valuable insight into early Christian beliefs, doctrines, and customs, as well as various types of exhortation. Many of these writings ... Read More | Share

Life of Jesus: Ancient Non-Christian Sources

Continuing our historical investigation into the early sources for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, we turn next to the ancient non-Christian sources. We will move, successively, from ancient historians, to government officials, to ... Read More | Share

Life of Jesus: Archaeological Sources

As pointed out historical methodology includes the use of non-written as well as written sources. Archaeology is able to provide much information about the past, in that it can both confirm and shed new light on known data, as well as ... Read More | Share

Life of Jesus Primary Sources: Creeds and Facts

What facts did the earliest Christians report concerning Jesus in the initial years after his crucifixion? Of what did the earliest Christology consist before the composition of the New Testament? Is it possible to get back to eyewitness ... Read More | Share

The Jesus Seminar and the Historical Jesus

With an incredible amount of media fanfare, the Jesus Seminar has radically challenged the Gospel accounts of Jesus at their very foundation. This group of 74 scholars from various seminaries and universities met over a period of six years ... Read More | Share

The New Gnosticism

The year 1945 witnessed an amazing discovery at Nag Hammadi, about 300 miles south of Cairo in the Nile River region of Egypt. In the month of December, an Arab peasant accidently discovered 13 papyrus codices bound in leather. Though ... Read More | Share

Limitations on the Historical Jesus

While few scholars doubt that Jesus ever lived, several approaches have been popular over the years that propose to limit what we can know about the historical Jesus. We will investigate a number of common misconceptions that would restrict ... Read More | Share

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