Monday, November 2, 2015

JESUS' RESURRECTION: Resources for Study

“Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 
(The Apostle Thomas in John 20:25, NIV)


Resources on the evidence for Jesus' resurrection....


*"Epic Easter Unbelief"
(2-minute video) by Luteran Satire

*Craig, William Lane. "Does the Resurrection Require Extraordinary Evidence?" (7 minutes)
*Cooper, Brad. "Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ."
*Impact 360 Institute. "Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?" (4 1/2 minutes). An excellent popular presentation of the minimal facts argument for the resurrection.
*Habermas, Gary. "Did Jesus Rise From the Dead or Are We Delusional?" The "One Minute Apologist" interviews Dr. Habermas, one of the foremost experts on the evidence for the resurrection. (2 minutes)
*Wallace, J. Warner. "Did The Disciples Lie About the Resurrection?" The "One Minute Apologist" interviews the famous L.A. Cold-Case detective.
*Licona, Michael & Michael Patton. "The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus: 10 Myths." A series of 10 short videos:
-Myth #1: Contradictions in the Gospels (2 1/2 minutes)
-Myth #2: Pagan Parallels in the Mystery Religions (under 3 minutes)
-Myth #3: The Fraud Theory (2 1/2 minutes)
-Myth #4: Hallucinations (2 1/2 minutes)
-Myth #5: It's a Matter of Faith (under 2 minutes)
-Myth #6: Apparent Death Theory (2 1/2 minutes)
-Myth #7: It Was Merely a Legend (2 minutes)
-Myth #8: Science Proves That Resurrections Cannot Occur (under 2 minutes)
-Myth #9: Not Enough Evidence (under 2 1/2 minutes)
-Myth #10: Lost Gospels (under 3 minutes)

*True Way Tracts (by Marilyn Joy Tyner). "Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?" Available as a full-color pamphlet or a tract.

*Craig, William Lane and Sean McDowell. "Can I Get a Witness?" A simple 3-point case for the resurrection.

*Wallace, J. Warner. "The Commitment of the Apostles Confirms the Resurrection of Jesus" An article by the famous L.A. Cold-Case Detective.
*Wallace, J. Warner. Did the Disciples Lie about the Resurrection?
**Last Seminary hosts 17 articles on the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus that can be download for FREE--with brief abstracts for each.

*Miller, Thomas. Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?: A Surgeon-Scientist Examines the Evidence. See a review of this book by Craig Blomberg here.

*Morrison, Frank. Who Moved the Stone? Read online for FREE!
*Christian Apologetics Alliance. "Equipped: Vol. 1, No. 3. - Evidence for the Resurrection." FREE! Not a book but a journal issue filled with articles on the evidence for Jesus's resurrection.


Nick Peters interviews Gary Habermas and Michael Licona (nearly 2 hours)
*Habermas, Gary. "The Minimal Facts Approach to the Resurrection of Jesus" (1 hour 11 minutes): A high quality interview with Gary Habermas giving an overview of the Minimal-Facts approach to the Resurrection of Jesus. A must-listen and a great place to start research into the historical evidence for the Resurrection. The interview was originally given on March, 19, 2014 on The Mind Renewed Radio Program (England).

*Habermas, Gary. "The Resurrection Argument That Changed a Generation of Sholars" (81 minutes)
*Habermas, Gary. "Teaching on the Resurrection" (65 minutes, 2014)
*Wright, N.T. "Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead?" (97 minutes)
*Williams, Peter. "Things Which Ought To Be Better Known About The Resurrection of Jesus" (100 minutes). "This Easter season lecture will take a serious look at the resurrection accounts in the Gospels and some of the surprises they contain, as well as at some of the best arguments for the resurrection."
*Miller, Calum, Richard Swinburne, Tim & Lydia McGrew, John DePoe and David Glass. "Probability and the Resurrection Workshop." A series of 9 lectures on the evidence for the resurrection and how it relates to Bayes' theorem.

Articles (& Book Chapters)
*Habermas, Gary. Dr. Habermas is one of the foremost experts on evidence for the resurrection. This link will take you to a long list of articles on Dr. Habermas' site. There are several on Jesus's resurrection. The easiest way to find them is to use the "Find" function in your browser and enter the word "resurrection."

*Habermas, Gary. "Experiences of the Risen Jesus." A journal article available for FREE at Habermas' site. A good intro to Habermas' work.
*Geisler, Norm and Frank Turek. I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist, Chapter 12: "Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?" (p.299-326).
*Craig, William Lane. "Contemporary Scholarship and Jesus' Resurrection."
*Theopedia. "Resurrection of Jesus"

*Habermas, Gary & Michael Licona. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus.
*Licona, Michael. The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach.
*Wright, N.T. The Resurrection of the Son of God. 

*Orr, James. The Resurrection of Jesus (1908). Biography of James Orr.
*"Seven of the Best Books on the Resurrection" (list and brief descriptions by Mikel Del Rosario)

*Jesus' Historicity
*Messianic Prophecy

Check out Rob Bowman's picks for the Top 12 Books on the Resurrection...OR this excellent list of links chosen by my friend and expert apologist, Eric Chabot....OR this extensive bibliography (with links and many FREE pdf files) or this one....OR these great resources from bethinking.

"Donall and Conall Meet Richard Dawkins"
by Luthern Satire

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