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Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
Let’s take the perspective of an unlikely historian.
Long ago, in a university not that far away, I was, of all thing, an Ancient History major. Really.
Dr. Mortimer Chambers, a challenging and popular prof, taught the undergraduate Roman History Class, and devoted a full hour and a half lecture to Jesus and the rise of Christianity.
As was common back then, he implied that the four Gospels of the New Testament weren’t all that accurate, since they were written at least 100 years after the life of Christ. I knew that was only one perspective, so, with some trepidation, I raised my hand:
Dr. Chambers, that is one perspective, but there are many credible scholars who have concluded that all four Gospels were written during the first century AD, and were all based on eyewitness accounts.
“Let me check on that,” was Dr. Chambers surprising reply. At the start of our next class, two days later, Dr. Chambers responded: Read the rest of this entry →