More on Tim McGrew and the Historicity of the Gospels from Triablogue

For material to supplement Tim McGrew’s, see Matthew’s Two Gospels by Jason Engwer at Triablogue.

This is relevant to some of the following posts I’ve done on Tim McGrew’s work on the historicity of the gospels:

Who Wrote the Gospels? by Timothy McGrew – YouTube

The Gospels and Acts as History by Dr. Timothy McGrew – YouTube

Undesigned Coincidences (evidence for the historicity of the Gospels) – YouTube

Book Review: Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, & Naturalism by Alvin Plantinga

Book Review: Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, & Naturalism by Alvin Plantinga at Apologetics 315.

From the review:

Plantinga minces no words. The very first line of the book outlines his central claim: “there is superficial conflict but deep concord between science and theistic religion, and superficial concord and deep conflict between science and naturalism.”

Why Study the Pharisees with Professor Roland Deines – YouTube

The Pharisees led an important religious movement in ancient Judaism around the time of Jesus. Here Prof. Roland Deines discusses their beliefs, their practices, and their influence — in particular in relationship to Jesus of Nazareth.

Why Study the Pharisees with Professor Roland Deines – YouTube (17:05)

Roland Deines was a student and colleague of Martin Hengel (1926-2009),  “a German historian of religion, focusing on the ‘Second Temple Period’ or ‘Hellenistic Period’ of early Judaism” (Wikipedia).

Deines has some other clips on YouTube.

Jewish Historian Pinchas Lapide Believed the Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Was Strong

This clip is from our interview with Dr. William Lane Craig concerning the Historical Jesus. This clip answers the Question: Is the historical evidence for the resurrection so strong that even Jewish scholars will accept it?

via How strong is historical evidence for the resurrection? – YouTube (1:18)

Here’s more on Pinchas Lapide, the Jewish historian referenced by Craig in the clip.  John Ankerberg moderated and broadcast a debate between Lapide and Walter Kaiser which you can find in a search on YouTube with those three names.

See also this quote from Lapide’s book The Resurrection of Jesus: A Jewish Perspective.