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The New Testament as History and Literature


Athanasius of Alexandria, Letter 39 (367 AD) (New Advent Fathers) lists the 66 books of the Bible


Simon Greenleaf, Testimony of the Evangelists (online book, 1846) co-founder of Harvard Law School explains the investigation that led him to Jesus  


C.S. Lewis, "Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism" in the book Christian Reflections (Amazon book, 1967)


G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man (pdf book, 1925)


Gary Habermas, The Resurrection of Jesus: A Rational Inquiry (dissertation, 1976)


Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Amazon book, Aug 1998)


N.T. Wright, The Resurrection as a Historical Problem (online article, 1988)


N.T. Wright, How Can the Bible Be Authoritative? (1989, 1991)


N.T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God (pdf book, Feb 1992)


Kenneth Bailey, Informal Controlled Oral Tradition and the Synoptic Gospels (Themelios, 1995)


N.T. Wright, Jesus and the Victory of God (pdf book, Aug 1997)


Jefferson White, Evidence and Paul's Journeys (book, Jan 2001) and summary by the author


N.T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God (pdf book, Mar 2003)


Alan Millard, Literacy in the Time of Jesus: Could His Words Have Been Recorded in His Lifetime? (Biblical Archaeology Society, Jul/Aug 2003)


William Lane Craig vs. Bart Ehrman: Is There Historical Evidence for Jesus' Resurrection (Reasonable Faith, Mar 28, 2006)


Ben Witherington, The Relationship of the OT to the NT According to John Chrysostom (blog, Aug 28, 2007)


Rodney Stark, Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief (Amazon book, 2007) sociologist Rodney Stark came to Jesus through historical sociology of religion


Stephen Colbert, Interview with Bart Ehrman (Colbert Report video, Apr 9, 2009) a very funny defense of the validity of the four Gospel accounts


N.T. Wright, Can a Scientist Believe in the Resurrection (lecture Dec , 2007)


Greg Boyd, Is There Archaeological Support for the Reliability of the Gospels? (ReKnew blog, Jan 2008)


N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope (pdf book, Feb 2008)


Kata Christon blog, Bart Ehrman's Lost Christianities - A Critique (blog, Dec 27, 2010)


Peter J. Williams, Eyewitnesses to Jesus? New Evidence for the Authenticity of the Gospels (Veritas Forum lecture Apr 2012)


Gary Habermas, The Resurrection Argument That Changed a Generation of Scholars (Veritas Forum lecture Nov 2012)


Amnon Rosenfeld, Howard Feldman, Wolfgang Krumbein, The Authenticity of the James Ossuary (Open Journal of Geology, Mar 2014)


Randall Collins, Jesus in Interaction: The Micro-Sociology of Charisma (blog, Apr 12, 2014)


Michael Bird, How God Became Jesus: Bart Ehrman Gets It Wrong (ABC News, Apr 16, 2014)


Steve Caruso, The Final Nail in the Coffin for the Gospel of Jesus' Wife (The Aramaic New Testament, Apr 25, 2014)


Jerry Pattengale, How the Jesus' Wife Hoax Fell Apart (The Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2014)


N.T. Wright, Fireside Chat About Reading and Internalizing Scripture (youtube video, Jul 7, 2014)


Michael Fitzgerald, Jesus the Consummate Story Teller (Boston Globe, Sep 7, 2014)


Zack Hunt, ISIS and the Good Samaritan (The American Jesus, Sep 22, 2014)


David Gibson, Forget Santa Claus, Virginia.  Was There a Jesus Christ? (Religion News Service, Dec 19, 2014)


Tom Belt and Dwayne Polk, The Colors of the Cross (An Open Orthodoxy blog, Jan 3, 2015)


Rod Dreher, How Bibliotherapy Works (The American Conservative, Jan 21, 2015)


Mark Tooley, Evangelicals Must Resist Mainline Protestant Trajectory

(Juicy Ecumenism blog, Feb 19, 2015)


Tony Costa, Was Adoptionism the Earliest Christology? A Response to Bart Ehrman (paper)


James Bishop, Extra-Biblical Evidence for the Historical Jesus (James Bishop blog, Apr 5, 2015)


Rachel Marie Stone, What One of the Anti-Vaccination Movement's Least Favorite Doctors Discovered About Jesus (Washington Post, Apr 13, 2015)


Isabel Kershner, A Carved Stone Block Upends Assumptions About Ancient Judaism (NY Times, Dec 8, 2015) the Magdala Stone in the synagogue


Michael J. Kruger, Did Papias Know the Apostle John? (blog, Apr 4, 2016)

an argument for the four Gospels being known by their current names by the end of the 1st century


Brice C. Jones, The Earliest Greek Manuscript of the Didache (P.Oxy.15.1782) (blog Apr 14, 2016) dated to 4th century Egypt, in small book (handheld codex) form


Michael Gryboski, Archaeology Discovery: First Century Synagogue Confirms New Testament Accounts of Jesus Christ (Christian Post, Aug 16, 2016) should be titled "...New Testament Accounts of Rural Synagogues"!


Top Tenz, Top 10 Horrifying Facts About the Roman Legions (Top Tenz, Dec 6, 2016)


Dave Armstrong, 10-Point Biblical Refutation of Sola Scriptura (National Catholic Register, Dec 11, 2016)

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