Tag Archives: history

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Ultimate questions

I've pretty much decided to retire this blog, and eventually import its archive into A Borrowed Flame (see here for why), however, why not go out with a bit of bang, with one last philosophical hurrah? My friend Chrys, who has given ...

The ‘problem’ of the four gospels

Gregory Thornbury writes about the apparent 'problem' of the four Gospel accounts: Whenever someone raises a question about the truthfulness of the Bible, ask yourself first whether or not the same question would bother any other scholar about any other figure ...

Who wrote the gospels?

Dr Michael Kruger discusses the evidence for gospel authorship: HT Blogging Theologically

Reviews: ‘The Christ Files’ by John Dickson & ‘Finding the real Jesus’ by Lee Strobel

Finding the real Jesus: A Guide for Curious Christians and Skeptical Seekers by Lee Strobel Zondervan - Kindle Edition Strobel is one of the best known figures in Christian apologetics, with his best-seller "The case for Christ", which retold his journalistic journey from Atheism ...

John Dominic Crosson on the historicity of Jesus

John Dominic Crossan is no friend of evanglical Christianity, and rejects the bodily  resurrection. It is interesting then to see what he has to say about the historicity of Jesus:  I do not claim "ideological immunity" against the possibility that the ...

The folly of Jesus-Mythicists

It really is frustrating to see how many self-declared rational people abandon historical methodology when it comes to the issue of Jesus' historicity (really it's special pleading). James Hannam has a well written four-part series of posts which show the bankruptcy ...

Bart Ehrman on the existence of Jesus

I think I've probably linked to this before, but it's a good one, and doesn't suffer from repetition, as the ignorant claim that Jesus never existed just keeps rearing its head in the atheist blogsphere. This clip is a good ...

Dickson takes on Pataki

Several weeks ago I this article by the philosopher Tamas Pataki about his objections to SRI in public schools. One of his reasons was a dabble in the area of historical accuracy, and some of his claims, seemed rather like ...

Why more facts won’t change your mind

Historian John Dickson has an excellent piece in the SMH on why we believe things. It counters the idea that we believe something based purely on the evidence, as recent studies have shown that often evidence can cause people to ...

Things Findo Found – 14.06.11

In no particular order:   The pianist who Messiaen made into a priest A year in the life of a foster parent The Atheistic critique of Humanism is all but forgotten Has the Exodus really been disproven? Physic, the soul and David Hume redux Loving our neighbour in Pornland Twenty ...