The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus is exactly what you want, if your desire is either to gain an appreciation for the historical foundation for the Christian faith or learn some of the strong historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. Dr. Michael Licona is one of the world’s foremost experts on what one scholar has called “the prize puzzle of New Testament research.”
In this DVD series, you’re getting 101 minutes of some of the latest results of research from Dr. Licona’s 718 page book “The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach,” distilled in a friendly and easy to follow interview format with the most highly respected Christian blogger and founder of The Credo House, Michael Patton.
So, if you’re looking for answers to questions about the most profound historical event in human history, your search has ended.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Session One: Why is the resurrection of Jesus so important? Isn’t it adequate to hold that Jesus was a great teacher? Can the Resurrection be proven?
Session Two: How could one begin to investigate whether Jesus actually rose from the dead? Is this a matter for the historian? If so, how would a historian discover whether Jesus was raised?
Session Three: Is the New Testament literature trustworthy? Why should we trust it?
Session Four: What do historians regard as the best ancient sources to consult about Jesus? Why these and not others?
Session Five: What are the alternatives to believing Jesus rose from the dead? Are any of these explanations legitimate?
Session Six: What are the implications of Jesus’ resurrection? If Jesus rose from the dead, how does that impact me living in the 21st century?
Session Seven: What are the most popular historical alternatives to concluding that Jesus rose from the dead? How do potential contradictory reports in the resurrection narratives in the Gospels impact a historical inquiry pertaining to Jesus’ resurrection?
Session Eight: Weren’t there dying and rising gods in pagan religions that existed prior to Jesus? Did the first Christians borrow from these older accounts?