• The City Summer 2016

    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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  • The City Summer 2016

    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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    What are the Primary Sources for Jesus’ Resurrection?

    By Michael R. Licona In the study of history, primary sources are the documents and artifacts closest to the matter being investigated. They are dated very close to the events they describe. In contrast, secondary sources use primary sources  when writing about a historical matter be investigated. Sometimes the primary sources have all perished. For …

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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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  • The City Winter 2015

    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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