The claim that the Resurrection accounts in the Gospels collide and a
rebuttal to that position are represented in the resources below. We also
present other articles on the topic of the trustworthiness of Scripture,
especially regarding the Resurrection. We provide an entire section by Dr.
William Lane Craig, a leading Christian apologist, featuring a debate on
God's existence that appeals to the Resurrection heavily and seven essays
surrounding the Resurrection and miracles.
Aside from philosophical and historical issues, many ask what real
difference a resurrection of a religious figure could make to them. If it
is historical fact (and how do we know that?), does that necessitate a
closer look at Christ's other claims (e.g., to be God) and other purported
miracles? What is promised to those who put their faith in His Resurrection
and all that it means? What does it mean, according to the Bible and those
who claim hope based on the experience of a changed life? And, how can
believers offer something of worth to skeptics at Eastertide? All of this
is available in our Special Focus.
—Byron Barlowe, Editor/Webmaster, Leadership University
The Craig-Tooley Debate: Does God Exist?
William Lane Craig and Michael Tooley
In 1994 Dr. Michael Tooley, representing the atheist view, and Dr. William
Lane Craig, from the Christian theist perspective, debated on the campus of
the University of Colorado at Boulder. These scholars discussed the evidence for and against the
existence of God, presenting some of the most current thinking on the
issues--including the resurrection of Christ.
Do the Resurrection accounts HOPELESSLY contradict one another?
Miller addresses issues like those raised in the article
above, and gives plausible harmonies for the Resurrection events.
What Is The Meaning Of The Resurrection?
The Net Bible Institute: The Bible Answer Page
If Jesus did not come back from the dead, then can Christianity have any
meaning for humankind? The Bible teaches that Christ's resurrection
provides many things for those who believe in Him. If we concur that the
resurrection did take place, then so what? What does it mean?
"Why Do The Gospel Accounts Contradict Each Other?"
Probe Ministries, from "Probe Answers Our E-Mail"
Pat Zukeran answers this common question.
What Do We Have to Offer People this Easter?
Grace is the greatest thing that we can receive and the greatest thing we
can share with others.
The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction?
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event in
history and the one essential cornerstone for the Christian faith to be
true. This essay examines the historical evidence for the Resurrection and
demonstrates why five common explanations for it are not valid.
The Historical Veracity of the Resurrection Narratives
Greg Herrick, Ph.D.
Harrick ends his introduction, "...There is a need to evaluate the accounts
of the resurrection. In this sense the study is partly a response to the
critics who, while closed off to the possibility of the resurrection (due
in large measure to their antisupernaturalistic worldview), nonetheless,
attempt to refit the Gospel data into some scheme which they assert
reflects a genuine picture of the historical Jesus. Finally, one might add
that the discussion of this issue is not for academicians only, but also
for the general public, as both the popularization of the materials of the
Jesus Seminar and recent articles in Time Magazine and Newsweek make
The "I AM" Sayings Prove Jesus to be Divine
Adel Mohammed El Naggar, World Religions Index
This essay by a Muslim who converted to Christianity has an interesting
section on Christ's claim to be "the resurrection and the life." El Nagger
writes,"...Besides His own bodily resurrection, I genuinely believe that it
is in the 'I am' sayings of Jesus that we are presented with some of the
clearest assertions, affirmations and proof of His divinity. For in them we
have the very words of Jesus concerning His 'true identity'."
The Story of Mohammed
World Religions Index
"Once the New Testament was proved to be reliable, the next step was to
prove what it teaches, which is basically that Jesus was crucified, buried,
rose on the third day and then ascended to heaven. I read numerous books on
this topic, both Islamic and Christian. When I looked at the evidence side
by side, the case for crucifixion and resurrection was much stronger than
the case for no death as taught by the Qur'an."
Probing the Shroud of Turin
In this article we will examine evidence both for and against the claim
that the Shroud of Turin is the actual burial garment of Jesus. My goal is
simply to present the evidence. I will leave the verdict to the reader.
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