Friday, February 11, 2011

J.P. Holding And Richard Carrier Debate On The New Testament Text

J.P. Holding will be debating Richard Carrier on the reliability of the New Testament text this coming April 9. For more information, scroll to the bottom of the page here, and see J.P. Holding's blog entry here and Richard Carrier's here.

For those interested in reading more about the subject of the debate, I wrote a series of posts on the New Testament text here, here, and here.


  1. How is Holding's book on the New Testament documents? Would you recommend it for someone looking for a good defense of the reliability of the New Testament?

  2. If you're referring to the textual integrity of the NT, a place to start is the Ehrman Project.

    If you're referring to the historical reliability of the NT, then good books include:

    Paul Barnett, Is the New Testament Reliable? (2nd ed).

    Paul Barnett, The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years.

    Paul Barnett, Finding the Historical Christ.

    Craig Blomberg, The Historical Reliability of the Gospels (2nd ed.).

  3. tellville,

    I reviewed the book here.

  4. Thanks guys, that's really helpful!