Category: Post-Resurrection Appearances

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion SERIES INTRODUCTION It… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1”

Was Jesus Buried in a Tomb?

On the 24th, Jim Majors will be debating Michael Jones on the question, “Was Jesus buried in a tomb?” For many, the answer will seem to be a no-brainer: of course, he was buried in a tomb! Where else would he have been buried?… Continue Reading “Was Jesus Buried in a Tomb?”

The Christian Defenders’ 5 Reasons: The Criterion of Embarassment

For other posts in this series, please visit the series’ page.  The Christian Defenders’ second reason for believing that the Bible is true is that the Bible contains “embarrassing details.” They begin, If I were to create a religious book I would make sure… Continue Reading “The Christian Defenders’ 5 Reasons: The Criterion of Embarassment”

Gerd Luedemann: Elias Bickermann’s Thesis

Gerd Luedemann, The Resurrection of Jesus: History, Experience, Theology (Fortpress Press, 1994), 120-121. It seems to me that the thesis of Elias Bickermann must be discussed once again. He referred to the numerous stories from Christian legends of the saints and Hellenism (including the story… Continue Reading “Gerd Luedemann: Elias Bickermann’s Thesis”