Jesus' Resurrection: Fact Or Figment?: A Debate Between William Lane Craig & Gerd Ludemann

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InterVarsity Press, Oct 24, 2000 - Religion - 206 pages
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Was the resurrection of Jesus a fact of history or a figment of imagination? Was it an event that entailed a raised and transformed body and an empty tomb? Or was it a subjective, visionary experience--a collective delusion? In the view of many, the truth of Christianity hangs on the answer to this question. Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Figment? is a lively and provocative debate between Christian philosopher and apologist William Lane Craig and New Testament scholar and atheist Gerd Lüdemann. This published version of a debate originally set at Boston College is edited by Paul Copan and Ronald K. Tacelli, who invite the responses of four additional scholars. Robert Gundry, a New Testament scholar, and Stephen Davis, a philosopher, argue in support of a historical and actual resurrection. Michael Goulder and Roy Hoover, both New Testament scholars, offer their support for Gerd Lüdemann's view that the "resurrection" was based on the guilt-induced visionary experience of the disciples. The book concludes with a final response from Lüdemann and Craig.
  

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Review: Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Figment?: A Debate Between William Lane Craig & Gerd Ludemann

User Review  - Ben Wanamaker - Goodreads

What I most enjoyed in this book were the participants' essay responses post-debate, most especially Dr. Craig's. It is a very powerful argument, carefully weighed, and stimulates the issue to a very ... Read full review

Review: Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Figment?: A Debate Between William Lane Craig & Gerd Ludemann

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

A transcript of a debate on the Resurrection... followed by essays responding to the debate & the points raised. Obviously, I side with William Lane Craig... but I was impressed that Ludemann was ... Read full review

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Page 10 - A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined.
Page 7 - Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.

About the author (2000)

Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has written several books, including Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical and Scientific Exploration, and he has edited several others, including The Rationality of Theism and Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Formerly he served with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and taught at Trinity International University (Deerfield, Illinois).

Ronald K. Tacelli, S.J., is associate professor of philosphy at Boston College and has published articles in the Public Affairs Quarterly and Downside Review.

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