A Pastor's Notes

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Argue from evidence when it is present and sanity will prevail…

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Far too many New Testament/Early Christian scholars have worked from the assumption that core Christian beliefs could not have emerged fully-formed, and must have grown in their retelling/fabrication over a number of decades. For example: the Resurrection must be far closer to myth than to fact. People must have come to believe that Jesus was raised from the dead in his body, when a spiritual, “he lives on” understanding was what was initially latched onto by Jesus’ disciples.

Arguing from the evidence at hand, however, rather than from such evidence-free assumptions about how things must have developed, leads to sensible conclusions such as reported here.

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Written by pastor

24 November 2008 at 12:02 pm

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