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What Are the Parallels Between Jesus and the “Divine Men” of the Ancient World? Part 4

| October 10, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt Mythicists claim that the stories about Jesus were merely copied from other pagan myths circulating around the Roman Empire in the first century. If this is true, it does cast some doubt on the uniqueness of the Gospel accounts of Jesus, and it certainly makes one wonder if all the stories […]

What Are the Parallels Between Jesus and the “Divine Men” of the Ancient World? Part 3

| October 8, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt Mythicists claim that the stories about Jesus were merely copied from other pagan myths circulating around the Roman Empire in the first century. If this is true, it does cast some doubt on the uniqueness of the Gospel accounts of Jesus, and it certainly makes one wonder if all the stories […]

What Are the Parallels Between Jesus and the “Divine Men” of the Ancient World? Part 2

| October 5, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt Mythicists claim that the stories about Jesus were merely copied from other pagan myths circulating around the Roman Empire in the first century.  If this is true, it does cast some doubt on the uniqueness of the Gospel accounts of Jesus, and it certainly makes one wonder if all the stories […]

What Are the Parallels Between Jesus and the “Divine Men” of the Ancient World? Part 1

| October 2, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt Mythicists claim that the stories about Jesus were merely copied from other pagan myths circulating around the Roman Empire in the first century.  If this is true, it does cast some doubt on the uniqueness of the Gospel accounts of Jesus, and it certainly makes one wonder if all the stories […]

Why Should We Not Believe Those Who Claim Jesus Never Existed?

| June 4, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt Bart Ehrman, the agnostic New Testament scholar, who is no friend to Christianity, is back again with a new book called Did Jesus Exist?  I have not read the book yet, but I came across an article written by Ehrman a couple months ago in the Huffington Post that is worth […]

What Can Historians Tell Us About Jesus’ Resurrection?

| July 29, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Bart Ehrman and Mike Licona locked horns once again over the resurrection of Jesus on the Unbelievable? podcast last April.  The two scholars discussed various elements of the New Testament that historians could use to reconstruct the life of Jesus for much of the radio show.  In the final segment of […]

Did Jesus Really Exist? Bart Ehrman Thinks So

| November 15, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Some of the atheists that have commented on the blog have expressed skepticism at the existence of Jesus, claiming that there is very little or even no good evidence for him being a real historical figure.  My response has been to point out that Jesus is the most well attested historical […]

How Brittle Are Your Christian Beliefs?

| April 8, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Agnostic New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman wrote in his book, Misquoting Jesus, that his Christian beliefs began to fall apart when he realized that there was a mistake, an error, in the Gospel of Mark.  Now, I think that the alleged mistake is not a mistake, but let’s assume for a […]

Is There a Mistake in Mark 2:26?

| September 27, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt In Bart Ehrman’s book Misquoting Jesus, he relays a life-changing event that occurred during his university days at Princeton.  He wrote a paper on an alleged historical error made in Mark 2:26, where Jesus refers to David and his companions entering the house of God and eating the consecrated bread.  Here […]

Thoughts on Ehrman/Licona Debate – Part 2

| April 4, 2009

So what about their arguments?  Were they effective?  First let’s examine Mike Licona. Licona has argued this historical approach for proving the resurrection in a book entitled The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, co-authored with Gary Habermas.  The approach is fairly straight-forward and effective at making a historical case for the resurrection.  Licona, along with Habermas, […]

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