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Apologetics

Apologetics
By Gary R. Habermas   Accounts of near death experiences (NDEs) are by no means restricted to recent times; along with similar phenomena, they have been reported throughout history. Yet, they have commanded far more interest in the last...
Apologetics
by Darrell Bock This title, Jesus' favorite according to the gospels, is one of the most discussed elements about Jesus' ministry in New Testament studies. Its use in the Old Testament is fairly limited, as the phrase simply means a "human...
Apologetics
Craig Blomberg Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary For some people, the miracles in the Gospels form the most incredible part of the New Testament accounts. Modern science, they say, has demonstrated that the universe...
Apologetics
by Gary R. Habermas   An intriguing development in recent theological research is that a strong majority of contemporary critical scholars seems to support, at least to some extent, the view that Jesus was buried in a tomb that was...
Apologetics
By Ben Witherington, III Almost all scholars, of whatever affiliation or persuasion are utterly convinced that Jesus used the phrase "Son of man" to refer to Himself. This phrase is found in all the source layers of the Gospels whether we...
Apologetics
By Rudolph D. Gonzalez The question concerning the fate of those who have never heard the gospel is a perennial one. Since the day of Pentecost, whole populations and ethnic groups have lived and died without ever having an opportunity to...
Apologetics
By Bill Gordon The Importance of the Doctrine of the Trinity The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most important beliefs of Christianity. It is central to the Christian understanding of God and is accepted by all Christian groups....
Apologetics
By  Craig A. Evans Throughout the twentieth century Gospel critics have frequently asserted that Jesus' predictions of death and resurrection are vaticinia ex eventu, formulated by the early church. Form critic Rudolf Bultmann accurately...
Apologetics
By Gary R. Habermas When the New Testament defines and identifies the Gospel data, at least three items are always mentioned: the Deity, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 1    The key to Jesus' resurrection is his post-death appearances....
Apologetics
By Ben Witherington, III The term "messiah" or in Hebrew, mashiach is in fact very rarely used in the Old Testament, but it does not follow from this that the concept cannot be found there. It in fact occurs in surprising ways and places....
Apologetics
By Paul L. Maier,  Emeritus, Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History, Western Michigan University "No, he didn't!" some skeptics claim, thinking that this is a quick, powerful lever with which to pry people away from "the fable of...
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Answering Common Objections to the Historical Accuracy of the Gospel Accounts of Jesus' Trials and Execution Craig Blomberg Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary Strange as it may sound, the most certain thing about...
Apologetics
By Ben Witherington III On the surface of things, the title son of David might be taken to refer merely to one of the many descendants of the Jewish royal line. While it is true that the phrase has that connotation, in fact, it means much...
Apologetics
By Tal Davis David, a 19-year-old Southern Baptist, was in his first year at State University. His basic studies program required that he take several electives in Humanities or Religion. He had scanned the course catalog and found a class...
Apologetics
Jesus' Resurrection: A Debate Between William Lane Craig and Bart Ehrman
Apologetics
By Ben Witherington, III One of the big mistakes in Christian apologetics is just focusing on what Jesus publicly claimed to be.  The truth is that what a person is and what they claim to be can be two very different things.  In the case of...
Apologetics
By Ben Witherington, III The discussion of whether Jesus saw Himself as God is often plagued by anachronism, the reading back into the discussion of later ideas. It is safe to say that no Jew before the time of Jesus viewed God as a Trinity,...
Apologetics
By Paul L. Maier,  Emeritus Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History, Western Michigan University Flavius Josephus (A.D. 37 – c. 100) was a Jewish historian born in Jerusalem four years after the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth in...