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not an even handed study
July 31, 2015
more of a semi fundamentalist apologetics book (albeit a seemingly sophisticated one, I stress the word seemingly) rather than an educational tool to even handedly inform the reader of the relevant issues. this topic deserves better.
This book gives a wonderful defense of the resurrection found in Scripture, which is what we are exhorted to offer to the world (1 Peter 3:15), contrary to what the reviewer below claimed. This book provides excellent arguments based on criteria of historicity and criteria for weighing hypotheses. Highly recommended to God's people as well as unbelievers.
One comment on this book stated that we have to give an account for scripture. We DO? What passage? I have two masters and thats news to me. This book is a way of trying to appeal to us more educated types about something we need to simply accept by faith. If you do NOT believe in the resurrection, I assure you this volume won't make you beleive it. You, my friends have to take it on FAITH. Jesus had the intellect, the tools, and ability to prove his resurrection but he chose not to do so. This is so his church would have the most crucial component: FAITH. In all respect to Mr. Lincona, it's a good well thought out book. But there is so much material out there to read that I have to simply say this was a waste of money and time. I already know the resurrection has been proven. If Jesus is not risen, I assure you the Pharisees would have produced the corpse. Why can't people just accept it or reject the resurrection? I truly do believe many intellectuals should be concerned with seeking the hungry, the naked, and feeding and clothing them as opposed to making arguments that only appeal to PhD candidates and frankly serve little, if any other purpose.
It is a good book-but only if you have lots and lots of time to belabor these nuances of who wrote what and said this or that 2,000 years ago. Read Luke's Gospel. That tells me what I need to know with my many years of education and is sufficient for the churches needs to this day!
The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical
January 27, 2012
State College, PA
Excellent! A wonderful book that takes new eyes to a subject that is shrouded in so much unthinking worship that the truth is nearly buried. As Christians we are called to answer for scripture, and you can't do that unless you examine Scripture through new eyes. If we are going to grow in our faith then we need to move past the emotional understanding of our "spiritual youth" and grow toward a mature understanding of the events of its development and the writers intent. With that understanding we can respond more deeply to the questions that seems to impede our church. Buy this you won't regret it.