It is the cornerstone of Christianity: the belief that Christ was the Son of God who died on the cross for the salvation of lost souls. But how would the miraculous story of Christ stand up in a real court of law? Former attorney Pamela Binnings Ewen answers that startling question in Faith on Trial, using the Federal Rules of Evidence to investigate the life and death of Jesus.
Was he truly a divine miracle-worker, or was he just an ordinary man with misguided notions? Faith on Trial goes beyond hearsay and myth to the truth of this two-thousand year old question. Holding bedrock Christian beliefs up to detailed examination-including reviews of historic, scientific, and manuscript evidence--Ewen carefully and methodically considers the credibility of the gospel writers and their testimonies. Her look at new evidence is sure to bring the question of Christ's divinity to a new level.
This new, updated version of Faith on Trial includes a user's guide to help reader's better understand and use the trial process that Ewen applies in this book to find and explain answers to difficult questions of faith.
For those without faith or with lingering moments of doubt, Faith on Trial sets forth solid evidence for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ much of it only becoming available in the last few decades.
Lawyer, author, and former agnostic Pamela Binnings Ewen illuminates Christianity as the only world religion that can be based upon verifiable facts. Developing those facts, she invites readers into the jury box and then examines under court-required standards the gospel testimonies of the witnesses: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Were these authors of the gospels writing from personal knowledge, or was it second-hand information? Holding bedrock Christian beliefs up for detailed scrutiny, Faith on Trial forms a powerful chain of proof using archeological, historic, scientific, manuscript-based, and even medical evidence to build the case.
Facts and reason are not provided as substitutes for faith in Faith On Trial. But for those seeking answers, or those who doubt, these facts and reason can provide the key to revelation and a firm foundation for faith.
Pamela Binnings Ewen practiced law for twenty-five years before she followed in the authorial footsteps of relatives such as James Lee Burke (The Glass Rainbow) and Andre Dubus III (The House of Sand and Fog). She has also written five novels including The Moon in the Mango Tree. Ewen lives in Louisiana.