Monthly Archives: November 2013

Philip Schaff on Jesus of Nazareth

“Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander the Great, Caesar, Mohammed, and Napoleon; without science and learning, he shed more light on things human and divine than all philosophers and scholars combined; without the eloquence … Continue reading

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Kenneth Scott Latourette on the Appeal of Christianity

The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus – His incarnation, His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.  – Kenneth Scott Latourette (1884-1968, historian) Source

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One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village The child of a peasant woman He grew up in another obscure village Where he worked in a carpenter shop Until he was thirty He never wrote a book He never held an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Memory, Tradition, and Text edited by Kirk and Thatcher

Opening excerpt of the book review by Brian LePort: Message of the Book: This volume applies the findings of memory studies—specifically social or group memory—to the field of biblical studies. In an effort to get past the black-and-white, either/or of … Continue reading

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Peter Williams debates Bart Ehrman on his book “Misquoting Jesus”

Peter Williams debates Bart Ehrman on his book “Misquoting Jesus” | Wintery Knight.

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Peter J. Williams Lectures on the Historical Reliability of the Gospel Narratives

Peter J. Williams lectures on the historical reliability of the gospel narratives | Wintery Knight. I have previously linked to this lecture by Peter Williams.  Nevertheless I’m posting this link to Wintery Knight as well because it adds a link … Continue reading

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Richard Bauckham on “Eyewitnesses” and the Gospels

Bauckham on “Eyewitnesses” and the Gospels | Larry Hurtado’s Blog.  (courtesy of Wintery Knight)

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The Rational Way to Faith in Christ

The central assumption of the 27 writings we call the New Testament, and therefore their implicit central claim, is that Jesus of Nazareth is the figure – commonly called Messiah – promised in the Old Testament writings. Whether or not … Continue reading

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The Law of Non-Contradiction

In classical logic, the law of non-contradiction (LNC) (or the law of contradiction (PM) or the principle of non-contradiction (PNC), or the principle of contradiction) is the second of the three classic laws of thought. It states that contradictory statements … Continue reading

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Quotes on the Truthfulness and Reliability of the Bible

For example: “Trusting testimony is not an irrational act of faith that leaves critical rationality aside; it is, on the contrary, the rationally appropriate way of responding to authentic testimony. Gospels understood as testimony are the entirely appropriate means of … Continue reading

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