The Criterion of Embarrassment is an oft-used historical tool by those who seek to authenticate and validate the New Testament Gospels insofar as they are understood as historical literature. However, a thoughtful review of this historical tool in light of… Read More ›
The Gospel of Jesus
There has been a trend of late where evangelical apologists are trying to normalize the use of textual criticism in their understanding of the New Testament. This however, leaves them in an untenable position trying to balance the divergence of… Read More ›
A superb educational lecture by a top New Testament scholar. It mentions many things most Christians do not know about the real historical Jesus and the early church.
For many Christians the authorial identity behind the first Gospel (as per the Augustinian order), commonly attributed to Matthew usually appears to be a matter of little or no concern. This is in part due to the inscriptio of the… Read More ›
Jason Thomas starts with the idea of the Holy Ghost in Islam and Paul Williams compares Dante’s Divine Comedy with the early Church understanding of hell/purgatory and then contrasts this with the Islamic variant!
The images of Jesus historians find in the earliest Jewish Christianity and Islam are very similar and their findings have been discussed extensively by Western scholars such as Hans Küng, Jeffrey J. Bütz and James D. Tabor. That the Qur’an… Read More ›