Will Durant, Jesus: 4 B.C.-A.D. 30

CHAPTER XXVI, from the third volume of the Story of Civilization: Caesar and Christ, A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325 Copyright by Will Durant. See the book at Amazon — I. THE ... Read More | Share

The Life of Jesus: a brief chronological account

The incidents whose absolute chronology may be determined with more or less probability are the year of Christ’s nativity, of the beginning of His public life, and of His death. The Nativity St. Matthew (2:1) tells us that Jesus was ... Read More | Share

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


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