Let us consider this twice a year phenomenon with regard to Easter
in particular. Quite simply, does the message of Easter have
anything relevant for our daily lives in this modern technological
world? Is the story of the resurrected God-man acceptable in an age
of scientific enlightenment? If the story is more than a story, then
its message should be relevant and applicable to every age. But is
it more than that? Is it historically true? The Easter season calls
us to confront these questions. For if it is true, then it should
truly effect us. Its message would then make clear that this
holiday, like Christmas, provides more than another occasion for
traditions, trappings and trinkets.
Contemporary Scholarship and the Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
William Lane Craig
During the last century liberal theology had no use for the historical
resurrection of Jesus. Liberal theologians
retained the presupposition against the possibility of miracles.
The Disciples' Inspection of the Empty Tomb
William Lane Craig
Although all four gospels recount the Resurrection, only two mention
the disciples examining the empty tomb. There are scholarly
differences on how these accounts in "Luke" and "John" relate. The
author considers the merit of each position.
Beyond Blind Faith
Paul E. Little
We must scan the horizon of history to see if there is any clue
to God's revelation. There is one clear clue. In an obscure
village in Palestine, almost 2,000 years ago, a Child was born in
a stable. Today the entire world is still celebrating the advent of
Jesus. Was He God? Did He rise from the dead?
Easter: Myth, Hallucination, or History?
Edwin M. Yamauchi
That the Resurrection of Christ is the core of Christianity
can hardly be denied. Whether that conviction is rooted in myth, in
hallucination, or in history has often been debated.
Evidence for the Resurrection
For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted
Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd. Many have chosen
simply to ignore the central issue of the resurrection. Others have tried to
explain it away through various theories. But the historical evidence just can't
The Gospels as Historical Sources for Jesus, The Founder of
R. T. France
Various writings outside of the New Testament are considered for
their historical merit regarding the life of Christ. After sorting
through them, we are left with the gospel accounts. How accurate
are they? Should they be trusted?
Miracles and Modern Scientific Thought
This article explores the subject of miracles by examining the many
objections against them by Enlightenment thinkers. Are miracles
simply matters of fluke or faith?
The Deity of Christ
Does Jesus claim to be God? Is he God? This article considers
these questions by examining the passages from the Bible and other
early Christian writings.
The Necessity for Christianity
The truth is that all of us are Jekyll and Hyde creatures, part
saint, part beast. The great strength of Christianity is that, while
insisting that man is made in the image of God, it
accepts that there is a radical flaw in the
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