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    What are the Primary Sources for Jesus’s Resurrection?

    By Michael R. Licona In the study of history, primary sources  are the documents and artifacts closest to the matter being investigate d. They are dated very close to the e vents the y describe. In contrast, secondary sources  use primary sources  when writing ab out a historical matter be investigated. Sometimes the primary sources …

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    The Resurrection of Jesus In Contemporary Theology

    by Gary R. Habermas During  my several decades of specializing in studies regarding the resurrection of Jesus, many theological and philosophical trends have come and g one. Why broad changes take place is any field of study is an intriguing  study  in  itself,  though h  this is not  the emphasis of this essay. Rather, in …

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    The Resurrection of Jesus in the Light of Jewish Burial Practices

    By Craig Evans The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, who was put to death on a Roman cross, in Jerusalem, in the early spring of either AD 30 or 33, lies at the very heart of Christian faith and is the principal datum that accounts for the emergence of the Christian church. Skeptics, not surprisingly, …

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  • The City Winter 2015

    The Fool Says in His Heart, “ There is no God”: Atheism in the Bible and in Late Antiquity

    By Craig A. Evans The Bible is nothing if not a small library of books very much focused on God. God is presented as the Creator of the Universe, the architect of the planet earth — humanity ’s home — and of humanity itself. In the Bible God has revealed his character, his law, his …

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    God, Suffering, and the Atheist’s Crutch

    By Michael Core I have spent more than three decades justifying and defending the Christian faith, not so much in academic circles but in the public square, in newspapers and on radio and television. It is both the pleasure and the pain of being a Christian journalist. We are all surely painfully familiar with the …

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    “Prove to Me That God Exists”: Getting Clear on Atheism, Agnosticism, and a Few Others Matters

    By Paul Copan After speaking to the Philomathean Society—a debate club —at Union College in Schenectady, New York, a student approached me and demanded : “Prove to me that God exists.” I asked him, “ What would you take as an acceptable level of proof ?” The student paused and eventually responded, “I guess I …

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    Thoughts on Atheism and Relativism

    Stephen T. Davis Let us stipulate that the word “God” means a unique, all- powerful, all-knowing , and loving creator of the heavens and the earth. So theists are people who believe that God exists and atheists are people who believe that God does not exist. Despite being a theist myself, I believe that atheism …

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    Atheists Have No Problem of Evil , but They Have a Bigger One

    Jerry L. Walls The problem of evil” is a loaded phrase. For one thing , it is packed with emotional freight owing to the fact that the phrase calls to mind some of the most hotly contested battles in both historical and contemporary philosophy. It has long been the favorite weapon in the atheists’ arsenal, …

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    The Gospel as a Good Catastrophe: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Literary Apologetics

    By Ordway Here is a seeming paradox : J.R .R . Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings does not mention Christ, the church, the Bible, or even God anywhere in its pages; yet it is deeply and profoundly Christian. The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy, peopled with elves and dwarves, hobbits and wizards, an …

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    Atheism and Its Impossible Imagination: How Literary Imagination Insists On Theist Morality

    By Corey Latta Let me beg in boldly : no atheist fiction writer, living or dead, has successfully created a world in the image of his non-belief. The possibility for such a non-believing world vanishes the moment an atheist author exercises imagination  to  create  conscientious  characters  in  a fictive society.  As soon as the atheist …

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