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Ehrman, Crossley and the Resurrection
Recently I’ve been reading some material on the resurrection of Jesus by two biblical scholars, James Crossley and Bart Ehrman.[i] Both are sceptics and make many similar points in their attempts to argue that there are no good grounds for belief in the resurrection.… Read more
Christian theology affirms a number of miracles, most importantly the atonement, the resurrection, the incarnation and the virgin birth. The secular mind dismisses these as tall-tales and myths produced by superstitious, pre-modern minds. However, it seems to us that the modern prejudice against miracles is not very rational.… Read more
Q: Look, I’ve heard all kinds of tall tales. So the miracle stories in the Bible must be tall tales too, right?
A: That just seems like an excuse to avoid studying the evidence. It’s poor reasoning in any case.
Q: How so?… Read more
In discussions about the resurrection of Jesus, it’s often claimed that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence (ECREE). Is this claim true? A few months ago the BBC website covered an uncanny and singular event in Sri Lanka, where a hen gave birth to a chick without an egg.… Read more
Sometimes critics of religious belief are willing to grant that there is some plausibility to the idea of a cosmic Creator and Designer, but they will argue that such a being is a long way from the Christian God. Even if belief in a Creator were acceptable, how would anyone know which God to believe in?… Read more