The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 3 of 3)

The crucifixion of St. Peter under Nero (64 - 68 AD) To return to part 2 of this series, click here. III. Considering The Explanations Having established the historicity of the four events: Jesus’ death by crucifixion, the disciple’s sincere belief in Jesus’ post-mortem appearances, the empty tomb and the origin of the Christian faith,… Continue reading The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 3 of 3)

The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 2 of 3)

To return to part 1 of this series, click here. C.   The empty tomb The third event to be examined in our historical examination is the empty tomb. That Jesus’ tomb was found empty shortly after his death is recognized by the majority of scholars.[55] There are eight arguments supporting this event’s historicity. 1.… Continue reading The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 2 of 3)

The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 1 of 3)

I. Introduction Christianity is a religion that is deeply rooted in history, and at its heart is the resurrection -- an event proclaimed by Jesus’ disciples, who claimed that he appeared to them shortly after his death.  The resurrection is the bedrock of the Christian faith. If the resurrection did not happen, then Christianity is… Continue reading The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 1 of 3)