Monthly Archives: August 2013

Help Support Kέλσος With Hospital Expenses

I was in the process of posting this yesterday before the incident of mistaken identity came up, but here today is a special announcement: As people who have been following this blog will know, I was checked into the hospital … Continue reading

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David Marshall Writes a Polemic Against (the Wrong) Celsus

I was just informed by an Amazon reviewer named Robert (whose profile name is Celsus) that apologist David Marshall has posted a scathing diatribe about me on his blog: http://christthetao.blogspot.com/2013/08/matthew-ferguson-celsus-on-marshall.html [Update: After I made this post, David Marshall updated his … Continue reading

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Yet Another Case of Apologetic Dishonesty in Lee Strobel’s “The Case for Christ”: The Historical Evidence for Alexander the Great versus that of Jesus of Nazareth

Years back when I was completing my Classics M.A. program at the University of Arizona, I was gifted by my sister’s former pastor with a copy of Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ. In the book Strobel tries to argue … Continue reading

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Date and Time Set for the Resurrection Debate with Nick Peters

An official date and time has now been set for my upcoming debate with Nick Peters from the Deeper Waters Christian apologetics blog. Peters and I will be debating on Monday, September 9th respectively at 7pm ET and 4pm PT. … Continue reading

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Ancient Historical Writing Compared to the Gospels of the New Testament

[This essay has since been published as a peer-reviewed article that can be accessed online here.] One of the subjects that first got me interested in Classics, even before I began my Ph.D. graduate studies, was the genre of ancient Greek … Continue reading

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New History & Philosophy FAQ on Κέλσος!

I’ve been working for almost a year now on this blog to build a comprehensive online resource for responding to common apologetic claims and slogans, particularly in the fields of history and philosophy. I’ve posted enough content at this point … Continue reading

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Outside Corroboration as a Historical Criterion and the Validity of Arguments from Silence

A commonly misunderstood and complained about historical criterion among apologists is that of outside corroboration. “You do not demand that every single claim from every other ancient author outside of the New Testament be independently corroborated to trust their overall reliability!” … Continue reading

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