Tag Archives: William Craig

New Civitas Humana Post on the Craig/Ehrman Debate about the Evidence for Jesus’ Resurrection

I’ve been eager to blog some new substantive content for a while now, but have unfortunately been delayed due to a variety of unforeseen personal and professional reasons. Over the last two days, however, I’ve managed managed to crank out … Continue reading

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History and the Paranormal

[Although I still agree with the general points of this essay, I am going to revise a few parts, in light of a more recent essay that I have written. -MWF 7/5/17] You have probably heard it said before that … Continue reading

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WLC Tries to Defend the Myth of Barabbas

In a previous essay about the historical implausibilities and authorial inventions in the Gospel Passion narratives, I discussed how the alleged custom of Pontius Pilate releasing a condemned criminal, simply because it was the Passover festival, and pitting Jesus (the son … Continue reading

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Knocking Out the Pillars of the “Minimal Facts” Apologetic

When investigating virtually every other past event outside of the origins of Christianity, professional historians recognize that ancient texts — both Pagan and Christian — are generally incapable of proving paranormal claims about the past. This is due to no special bias against the … Continue reading

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Faith-Based “Universities”: Degree-Granting Think Tanks?

Several years back I was gifted by my sister’s former pastor with a copy of Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ. In the book, Strobel claims to be performing a “journalist’s investigation” into the origins of Christianity. The structure of … Continue reading

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“God Is Simple”: Can Apologists Even Conceptually Jump This Shark?

[I am planning to expand this older essay as part of a blog series that I am doing on the theology of Thomas Aquinas on my philosophy blog Civitas Humana. As such, some of the content below may be revised in … Continue reading

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