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    How Early Critics and Objectors Confirm the Truth of the Easter Story

    By Jeremiah J. Johnston The Easter event overwhelmed the followers of Jesus to such an extent that it dominated their thought and became the very center of their preaching .1 Indeed, the message that Jesus himself had proclaimed was subordinated to the proclamation of his resurrection.2 However, positing that Jesus was not resurrected, one must …

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    Resurrection in Paganism and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

    By John Granger Cook In an ancient Christian text of the fourth century, which is a debate over the New Testament between a Christian and a pagan philosopher, the philosopher begins his attack on the resurrection by referring to that “resurrection of his, which is common talk every where.” 1 The philosopher, whose argument probably derives …

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    The Resurrection: the third day he rose again from the dead

    The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead By Phillip H. Wiebe Former Anglican Primate of Australia, Peter Carnley, sums up the significance of the Resurrection in the words: “It is the resurrection which is the foundation of the Church, its worship and its theology,  for the Church gathers not just around the rehearsal …

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    Five Reasons Why Some Christians are Shroud Skeptics

    By Barrie M. Schwortz At first glance, I might  seem to  be the least  likely candidate to be   writing  an article  addressing Christians’  belief s about the Shroud  of  Turin, b e cause I am Jewish . (Of course, so is the man on the Shroud)! On the other hand , I was a member …

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    Rome and the Risen Jesus

    Reading the Resurrection in Imperial Context By Daniel R. Streett It is a common Sunday School bromide that Jesus’s Jewish contemporaries were expecting  a  political messiah, and  thus misunderstood Jesus,  whose mission was  not  political but spiritual. He came not to liberate his people from evil rulers but to save individuals from their sins. When …

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    Who’s Afraid of the Big Bang?

    Why Christians should not Run from Science[1] Craig A. Evans Science and conservative Christians have not always been on good terms. This is mostly so because some Christians think science and the book of Genesis are at odds. Genesis seems to say that the universe was created only six or seven thousand years ago, while …

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    Jesus’s Resurrection and ours According to Paul the Apostle

    By James P. Ware The resurrection narratives in the Gospels portray Jesus as raised to life on the third day in his crucified body, leaving behind him an empty tomb. In Luke’s Gospel, for example, the resurrection narrative beg ins with the disciples’ discover y of the empty tomb (24:1–12; cf. 24:23–24). At the climax of the …

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    Remembering Scalia, Peer of the Founders

    Beginning with the Summer 2016 issue The City will transition to being an all-electronic journal.  We are excited about this new emphasis on reaching our audience through digital means. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Jeff Green.   By Timothy S. Goeglein “God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would …

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    Paul as a Witness to the Resurrection of Jesus

    By Charles L. Quarles Mention  of the  witnesses to  the  resurrection of Jesus bring s to mind figures such as Peter,  John, the  remaining  members of  the  Eleven, Mar y Magdalene,  Mary   mother  of  James, Salome, Cleopas, and his companion. Paul might at most be granted an honorable mention. After all, he did not see …

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    Witnesses to Resurrection: The Women’s Story

    By Pheme Perkins As  Paul summarizes the faith which he received  and handed on to the Corinthians in 1 Cor 15:3–5, followed by an expanded list of witnesses in vv. 6–9, the important figures are men. If any  women were involved,  the y  are masked by  the masculine plural “five hundred brothers at a time, …

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