The question of the historical reliability of the Gospels is still very much alive. Hundreds of articles and videos that present robust defense, having stood the test of time, fill search results. But what about the underlying principles at play? Why are still objections raised? How has scholarship fared in responding to these? Why are critics ready to believe Josephus over Luke when Luke is considered a “historian of the highest rank”? Does the theory championed by certain Christians that the Gospel of John was written by another John and not John the son of Zebedee warrant credit? Much is at play which is why we brought in one of the best in the field, Lydia McGrew, to engage with these and more!
Links and Citation:
Internalism and Epistemology: The Architecture of Reason (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) (https://www.amazon.com/Internalism-Epistemology-Architecture-Contemporary-Philosophy-ebook/dp/B000SEID9I/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=internalism+epistemology+lydia+mcgrew&qid=1610349733&sr=8-1)
The Mirror or the Mask: Liberating the Gospels from Literary Devices (https://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Mask-Liberating-Gospels-Literary-ebook/dp/B0896W473Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mirror+or+the+mask&qid=1610349707&sr=8-1)
Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts (https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Plain-View-Undesigned-Coincidences/dp/1936341905/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=hidden+in+plain+view&qid=1610349688&sr=8-2)
Check out Lydia's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSwhBk0vUSg_6prKkR82IDQ/videos)
The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology (https://www.amazon.com/Blackwell-Companion-Natural-Theology/dp/1444350854/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2XZTQ6M0RW56P&dchild=1&keywords=blackwell+companion+to+natural+theology&qid=1610349827&sprefix=blackwell+comp%2Caps%2C366&sr=8-1)
The McGrewpies Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1661262680807062/)
Watch the video podcast on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/SAFTApologetics)
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