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Video Series on the Origins of Christianity and Contemporary Scholarship

If you go to a secular or Liberal-Christian university to study Christianity, you will likely be told that Jesus was not God but merely a man. Thus, the Gospels were not records of actual events, but evolved over time as peoples’ beliefs about Jesus evolved and amplified until this “Jewish Rabbi” somehow became “God in the flesh, fully God, fully man.”

About a year ago I preached a mini-seminar about this topic. I have chopped that sermon up into segments, and will be publishing it over the next few weeks.

In this first clip, I will give you five compelling reasons why this information is vital for you, even if you are not planning to attend a higher-learning institution, or engage a Muslim in debate anytime soon.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Eusebius of Caesarea. Church History. c. 330. Translated by Arthur Cushman McGiffert. Edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1890). Available for free on newadvent.org (click on “fathers,” or see here)

Evans, Craig A. Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels . Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008) (See review my here)

Machen, J. Gresham. Christianity and Liberalism. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1923, reprint 2009. (buy here, or access for free electronically here)

Schweitzer, Albert. The Quest of the Historical Jesus. 1906. Edited by W. Montgomery. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2005.

Sheehan, Thomas. The Historical Jesus: How did Jesus of Nazareth, who never claimed to be Christ or divine, become the Son of God? Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2006. (You may download Syllabus, and/or take class on iTunes U for free)

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