Category Archives: Resurrection

Book Write-Up: Emperor Worship and Roman Religion

Ittai Gradel.  Emperor Worship and Roman Religion.  Oxford, New York: Clarendon Press, 2002. On the subject of emperor worship in ancient Rome, Ittai Gradel seems to present a similar picture to what I have read thus far in other scholarly … Continue reading

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Debates on Jesus’ Resurrection: Crossan, Borg, White, Renihan, Craig, Buckley

I watched two debates recently.  One was a 1995 debate between Christian apologist William Lane Craig and liberal Christian and New Testament scholar John Dominic Crossan.  William F. Buckley, Jr. was the moderator.  The second was between Crossan and New … Continue reading

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Robert Price/James White Debate, with Some Reservations About Apologetic Arguments

Yesterday, I watched a debate between Christian apologist James White and skeptic Robert Price.  The debate was over the question, “Is the Bible true?”  In this post, I will not get into all of the points and counter-points, but I … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel

Jon D. Levenson.  Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. A prominent scholarly narrative is that the concept of the resurrection of the dead is absent throughout … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Idea of God and Human Freedom, by Wolfhart Pannenberg

Wolfhart Pannenberg.  The Idea of God and Human Freedom.  Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1973. This book is a collection of seven essays by theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg.  I had never read Pannenberg before reading this book, but I heard of him … Continue reading

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Review of the Apologetics of West and Littleton (and Rogers)

I’ve said a couple of times that I would do a write-up about the Christian apologetic works of Gilbert West and George Littleton (see my posts here and here).  Gilbert West was an eighteenth century thinker who attempted to disprove … Continue reading

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My Impressions So Far of Gilbert West’s Apologetic for Jesus’ Resurrection

I said in my post here that I might blog about Gilbert West and George Littleton this week.  West and Littleton were two eighteenth century thinkers whom my pastor talked about in his sermon last Sunday.  West and Littleton attempted … Continue reading

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Authentic Resurrection Stories?

My church had its final Bible study last night on John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus, with Michael Card.   In this post, I’ll use as my starting-point one of the questions in our workbook.  After citing John 20:1-9, the workbook … Continue reading

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Rome and Spiritual Emptiness

For its Bible study, my church is going through Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, with Mart De Haan and Jimmy DeYoung. We watched the DVD for the lesson last night, and the picture that I got from it … Continue reading

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A Random Tomb (Without a Stone and Guards)?

In my latest reading of John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened, Lee Harmon discusses the tomb in which Jesus was placed in the Gospel of John.  Lee states the following on page 316: “John’s Gospel gives the impression that Jesus … Continue reading

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