Monday, March 25, 2019

Easter Resources 2019

For several years, I've been posting a collection of resources for each Easter season:


You can find an archive of our posts with the Easter label here. You can also search for posts with other labels by replacing the word Easter in the URL with another phrase (Resurrection, Empty Tomb, etc.). And keep clicking on Older Posts at the bottom of the screen to see more posts.

We've also written some e-books that address Easter issues. See the e-books section of the sidebar to the right.

A few years ago, I posted a collection of articles on skeptical myths about the church fathers. Many of those articles address Easter issues.

Here are some examples of posts we've written on Easter subjects over the years:

Resurrection Evidence Outside The New Testament
Evidence For The Empty Tomb
Early Affirmation Of The Empty Tomb From Gentile Non-Christians
Jesus' Burial And Empty Tomb Outside The Gospels And Acts
Early Non-Extant Documents On The Resurrection
Evidence For The Shroud Of Turin
The 1982 Carbon Dating Of The Shroud Of Turin
Easter Prophecy Fulfillment
Alleged Errors And Contradictions In The Resurrection Accounts
Fifty Agreements Among The Resurrection Accounts
The Consistencies Among The Resurrection Accounts In 1 Corinthians 15, The Gospels, And Acts
The Restrained Nature Of The Resurrection Accounts
The Context In Which The Gospels Were Composed
How Early The Synoptics And Acts Were Written
The Authorship Of Matthew
The Authorship Of Mark
The Authorship Of Luke And Acts
The Authorship Of John
The Authorship Of The Pauline Letters (see the comments section)
The Historicity Of Acts
Why It's Significant That The Earliest Sources Don't Narrate The Resurrection Appearance To James
Evidence That Saul Of Tarsus Saw Jesus Risen From The Dead
The Spiritual Body Of 1 Corinthians 15
Why Didn't The Risen Jesus Appear To More And Different People?
Why Doesn't Jesus Appear To Everybody?
Matthew 27:52-53
How The Apostles Died
Miracles In The Modern World
Reviews Of Debates On Jesus' Resurrection
How To Make A Case For The Resurrection
Independent, Converging Lines Of Evidence For Jesus' Resurrection
What If Alleged Miracles, Like Jesus' Resurrection, Were Caused By A Currently Unknown Natural Process?

We wrote a lot of posts on Easter-related issues after the 2018 Easter resources post linked above. I posted about why we don't have any sources on Jesus written prior to his death. I also wrote about acceptance of the empty tomb among early non-Christian Gentiles. I then put up a post on evidence for Jesus' burial and empty tomb outside the gospels and Acts. Later, I wrote about how a lot of the evidence for Jesus' resurrection comes from former opponents of Christianity. Steve Hays addressed some alleged parallels between accounts about Romulus and the accounts we have of Jesus' death and resurrection. He also discussed some corroboration from Richard Carrier of Christian views of Easter prophecy fulfillment. He then addressed some of Carrier's comments on the nature of the resurrection appearances. I wrote a post about early, non-extant documents related to Jesus' resurrection. Steve wrote about the historicity and consistency of what the gospels say Jesus spoke while on the cross. I posted on Jesus' fulfillment of Psalm 22. Steve linked a discussion of the empty tomb and Jesus' resurrection, involving Darrell Bock and Gary Habermas. He also posted about the possibility that an angel at Jesus' tomb would be visible to one individual, but not another. And here and here are some posts he put up linking Easter music videos. I wrote about how Jesus' work on the cross and in his resurrection has changed the world. Steve wrote a response to Bart Ehrman on the significance of the empty tomb. He also linked an article by Lydia McGrew responding to William Lane Craig on minimalism with regard to the resurrection and other issues. In a later post, Steve addressed some objections to Matthew 27:51-53. And he wrote about what the resurrection of the just might look like. In a response to a book by Thomas Joseph White, Steve addressed topics related to the resurrection body, among other issues. He also linked an article by Joseph Bergeron and Gary Habermas on the hallucination hypothesis. Then he responded to Frank Turek on the resurrection and Biblical inerrancy. In another post, he discussed views of apologetics that take the resurrection as a starting point. He later addressed some unusual aspects of the resurrection accounts in John's gospel, such as why Mary Magdalene initially didn't recognize Jesus. He also wrote about the scars Jesus retained after his resurrection and why resurrected individuals might retain scars. In another post, he discussed different views of resurrection. He later responded to a book by Michael Martin and Keith Augustine that, in part, addresses issues surrounding the resurrection and the afterlife. He also linked a video of the Hallelujah chorus. In another post, he summarized the evidence for a Christian view of Jesus. He later wrote about how Jesus' death and resurrection illustrate the roles of providence and miracles. And he addressed the notion that the resurrection entails the deity of Christ. He also linked an article by Lydia McGrew on the historicity of the raising of the saints in Matthew 27:52-53. He later wrote about why people react so differently to Christmas than to Easter. In another post, he addressed the possibility that alleged miracles, like Jesus' resurrection, were caused by a currently unknown natural process. He also linked an article by Timothy McGrew on the historicity of the guard at the tomb, then an article on whether Jesus' mother and John were at the foot of the cross, followed by an article on the historicity of the early accounts of Jesus' burial. Then he addressed the significance of the resurrection. He also linked an article by Wesley Huff on Lent, Easter, and the hope of spring. In another post, he discussed some alleged Bible contradictions, including some related to Easter. He then wrote about supposed inconsistencies among the accounts of the women who went to the tomb.

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