Is the New Testament Reliable?
Is the New Testament Reliable?  -     By: Paul Barnett
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The historical claims of the New Testament: that Jesus performed miracles, fulfilled prophecy, died and rose again, and ascended into heaven--come to us as received tradition, and we receive them in faith, trusting that the New Testament is indeed an inspired collection of writings, that it indeed tells us the truth.Increasingly, the reliability of not just the New Testament but really any document of history is called into question. If everyone writes from a point of view and with an agenda, can we reasonably expect any historical account to be objective--to tell us the truth? In this revised edition of Is the New Testament Reliable? Paul Barnett defends the task of the historian and the concept of history. He then addresses questions about the New Testament of importance to people of faith and skeptics alike such as: how close in time are the New Testament documents to the life of Jesus?, why should we believe the writings of "biased" early Christians?, were any of the writers of the New Testament books eyewitnesses to the events it records?, and how can we know that what was originally written has not been altered through the centuries? It is no small thing to trust ancient claims, but Barnett shows that we can take confidence in the New Testament, for it tells us the truth.

Paul Barnett is a teaching fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, and a visiting fellow in ancient history at Macquarie University in Australia. He was the Anglican bishop of North Sydney from 1990 to 2001, and is the author of Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity.

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Title: Is the New Testament Reliable?
By: Paul Barnett
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 221
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)
Weight: 9 ounces
ISBN: 0830827684
ISBN-13: 9780830827688
Stock No: WW827684

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The historical claims of the New Testament--that Jesus performed miracles, fulfilled prophecy, died and rose again, and ascended into heaven--come to us as received tradition, and we receive them in faith, trusting that the New Testament is indeed an inspired collection of writings, that it indeed tells us the truth. Increasingly, the reliability of not just the New Testament but really any document of history is called into question. If everyone writes from a point of view and with an agenda, can we reasonably expect any historical account to be objective--to tell us the truth? In this newly revised edition of Is the New Testament Reliable? Paul Barnett defends the task of the historian and the concept of history. He then addresses questions about the New Testament of importance to people of faith and skeptics alike:
  • How close in time are the New Testament documents to the life of Jesus?
  • Why should we believe the writings of "biased" early Christians?
  • Were any of the writers of the New Testament books eyewitnesses to the events it records?
  • How can we know that what was originally written has not been altered through the centuries?
It is no small thing to trust ancient claims, but Barnett shows that we can take confidence in the New Testament, for it tells us the truth.

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is a teaching fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, and a visiting fellow in ancient history at Macquarie University in Australia. He was the Anglican bishop of North Sydney from 1990 to 2001, and is the author of

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