Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Figment?

A Debate Between William Lane Craig Gerd Ludemann

Edited by Paul Copan and Ronald K. Tacelli

Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Figment?
paperback
  • Length: 206 pages
  • Published: October 2000
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1569-2
  • Item Code: 1569
  • Case Quantity: 48

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.

CONTENTS

Introduction - Paul Copan Ronald K. Tacelli

Part 1: The Debate
Opening Statements - William Lane Craig Gerd Lüdemann
First Rebuttals - William Lane Craig Gerd Lüdemann
Second Rebuttals - William Lane Craig Gerd Lüdemann
Concluding Statements - William Lane Craig Gerd Lüdemann

Part 2: Responses
The Question of Miracles, Ascension Anti-Semitism - Stephen T. Davis
The Explanatory Power of Conversion-Visions - Michael Goulder
Trimming the Debate - Robert H. Gundry
A Contest Between Orthodoxy Veracity - Roy W. Hoover

Part 3: Closing Responses - Gerd Lüdemann William Lane Craig

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