Category Archives: Attestation & Corroboration

Did the Apostles Really Die as Martyrs for their Faith?

Written by Sean McDowell whose dissertation research is focused on this subject. Excerpt: While we can have more confidence in the martyrdoms of apostles such as Peter, Paul and James the brother of John (and probably Thomas and Andrew), there … Continue reading

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RD Miksa on the evidentiary value of eye-witness testimony

R.D. Miksa’s preface to Randal Rauser: I am writing you today because as a regular “lurker” at your blog, I was dismayed at certain comments posted recently in reply to your blog posts concerning the topic of eye-witness reliability and … Continue reading

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The Case for the Eyewitness Status of the Gospel Authors | Cold Case Christianity

The Case for the Eyewitness Status of the Gospel Authors | Cold Case Christianity.

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Larry Hurtado on Getting Some Perspective about the Historical Jesus

Larry Hurtado demonstrates by comparison with Buddha how much we actually do know about Jesus of Nazareth. On Getting Some Perspective: The “Historical Buddha” | Larry Hurtado’s Blog.

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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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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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Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

J. Warner Wallace is a homicide detective who has worked cold cases.  He provides his analysis on the Gospels on his web site Cold Case Christianity.  Recently, he posted this video where he talks about the Gospels as eyewitness accounts. … Continue reading

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Craig Evans and Bart Ehrman Debate the Historical Reliability of the New Testament Regarding Jesus of Nazareth

The title of this debate between Craig Evans and Bart Ehrman is “Does the New Testament Present a Reliable Portrait of the Historical Jesus?”  (recorded January 19, 2012 at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) Craig Evans on … Continue reading

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