Evidence for Easter

It is Good Friday of Easter weekend and high time for some evidence behind the claim that Jesus died and rose again to demonstrate he loves us as himself. Below is a relevant compilation of blog posts, audio and video, including evidence and debate.

[ Not all, but definitely many of the links below were gleaned from Greg West’s The Poached Egg and Shawn White’s Living Dead Man – thankyou! ]

There are seven sections: 1. Introduction, 2. New Testament (NT) Reliability, 3. The Testimony of the Women, 4. The Empty Tomb, 5. The Resurrection, 6. Gary Habermas, 7. Debates.

1. Introduction:

How every Christian can learn to explain the resurrection of Jesus to others posted at Wintery Knight by Wintery Knight.

2. New Testament (NT) Reliability

Extra-Biblical References to Jesus posted at Christian Apologetics Alliance by Scott Rachui.

The 7 E’s of NT Historical Reliability posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Dr. Phil Fernandes on New Testament Reliability posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Mike Licona on New Testament Eyewitness Testimony posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

3. The Testimony of the Women

Do the gospel writers contradict eachother in the response of the women in their accounts? (part 6 of 6) posted at The Real Issue by Rob Lundberg.

Unlikely story of the women posted at Possible Worlds by Randy Everist.

The eyewitness testimony of Jesus’ women followers supports the empty tomb posted at Wintery Knight by Wintery Knight.

4. The Empty Tomb

The Empty Tomb Revisited posted at Possible Worlds by Randy Everist.

Early, independent sources for the empty tomb posted at Wintery Knight by Wintery Knight.

5. The Resurrection

Gary Habermas explains the earliest source of resurrection facts posted at Wintery Knight by Wintery Knight.

Defending and Proving the Resurrection posted at The Resurgence by Justin Holcomb.

Evidence for the Resurrection of Christ posted at Peter Kreeft by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli.

Is your Jesus big enough to explain Easter? posted at thinkChristianly.org by Jonathan Morrow.

Evidence for the Resurrection of Christ in a Nutshell posted at Parchment & Pen by C Michael Patton.

The Fact of the Resurrection Part 1 – Resurrection as History posted at Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes by Lenny Esposito.

How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism posted at the WSJ’s Speakeasy by Lee Strobel.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (part 1 of 6) posted at Thinking Christian by Tom Gilson.

Thoughts on Jesus and the Resurrection (part 1 of 8 and a conclusion) posted at Christian Apologetics Alliance by Scott Rachui.

Taking A Blind Leap Of Doubt: Common Objections To The Historicity Of The New Testament, Jesus, And The Resurrection-Part 1 (of 2) posted at The God Hypothesis by philosopherjosh.

Evidence for the Resurrection, a Discussion with Mike Licona available at 4Truth.Net.

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? (part 1 of 2) with Doug Powell posted on YouTube.

5 Facts of the Resurrection (Habermas/Licona minimal facts method) posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

William Lane Craig’s Resurrection Method posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White:
Part 1 : Part 2 : Part 3

N.T. Wright’s Minimal Facts Method posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

N.T. Wright on the Resurrection posted on YouTube.

Quick overview of N.T. Wright’s case for the resurrection posted at Wintery Knight by Wintery Knight.

Ten Resources to help you talk to non-Christians about the resurrection of Jesus posted at Wintery Knight by Wintery Knight.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ by Douglas Geivett posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus (Craig Hazen) posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

6. Gary Habermas:

On the Resurrection with Gary Habermas on the Infidel Guy Show posted on YouTube.

Gary Habermas’ Secular Sources for Jesus Christ posted on YouTube.

Partial lecture by Dr. Gary Habermas on Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus posted on YouTube.

The Resurrection of Jesus – Gary Habermas posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Historicity of the Resurrection (Habermas) posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

7. Debates:

Debate: Can the Resurrection of Jesus be Historically Substantiated? between Vocab and Tim posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Habermas/Humphreys Debate: Resurrection – Religious Fiction or Historical Fact? posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Craig/Ludeman Debate: Jesus’ Resurrection: Fact or Figment? posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Craig/Carrier Debate: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Licona/Carrier Debate: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Callahan/Habermas Debate: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? posted on YouTube.

Sharp/Gulam Debate: Did Jesus Die on the Cross? posted on YouTube.

Ehrman/Craig Debate: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? posted on YouTube.  Transcript.

Ally/Craig Debate: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? posted on YouTube.

Price/Fernandes Debate: Is Jesus the Risen Lord? on the Infidel Guy Show posted on YouTube.

Licona/Ehrman Debate: Can Historians Prove Jesus Rose from the Dead? posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Licona/Barker Debate: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? posted at Living Dead Man by Shawn White.

Crossley/Craig Debate: Was Jesus Bodily Raised from the Dead? posted at Apologetics 315 by Brian Auten.

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About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. A para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.
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2 Responses to Evidence for Easter

  1. Wow! Thanks for linking to me so many times!

  2. Thanks for having so many great posts! :)

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