On this Easter Sunday (and owing to the ongoing busyness here in the "depths of the Lancashire countryside") I've decided to reshare one of my favourite interviews from the TMR archive—a conversation with Dr. Gary Habermas on Jesus' Resurrection, recorded way back in 2014. As I wrote at the time...
"We are joined by one of the world's leading experts in Resurrection Studies, Dr. Gary Habermas, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty University, for an in-depth discussion on the historical case for the Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead.
How might we persuade people of the truth of Jesus' Resurrection? Must we appeal only to the divine authority of Scripture and hope that people will agree? Not according to Dr. Habermas, who explains how his "minimal facts approach" (which relies only on historical data agreed by the vast majority of professional scholars in the field) bypasses such appeals to authority, and has the power to persuade - through logic and historical reasoning alone - that Jesus did in fact rise from the Dead."(Download Podcast HQ 128 kbps)
[Antony Flew, Intelligent Design, Aristotle, biblical studies, New Testament studies, Apostle Paul, The Jesus Seminar, Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Dale Allison, N. T. Wright, Helmut Koester, Rudolph Bultmann, Don Cupitt, Craig A, Evans, Richard Bauckham, Craig Keener, David Hume, Gerd Lüdemann, Gary Sibcy, hallucinations, methodological naturalism, miracle, naturalism, theism, supernaturalism, near-death experience, NDE, Christ myth theory, Zeitgeist, pagan mythology]