The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach

Hello everyone and welcome back to Deeper Waters where we are diving into the ocean of truth. We’re going to look today at a new book that has come out recently. This is at the suggestion of my friend Brian Auten of the Apologetics315 blogspot. That is an excellent blog I recommend you go to and its link can be found on the sidebar. The book is Mike Licona’s “The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach.” It can be purchased here.

I will also be reviewing this book for the Tekton Ticker eventually. This is a new blog of J.P. Holding that can be found on the sidebar. If I do a review for JPH there, it will not be found at Deeper Waters. However, I invite you to check regularly and see what work I have done and do go to and subscribe to the newsletter and eblock.

Also, I’m going to state upfront an important possible bias that I wish to avoid. Mike Licona is someone I know quite well. Still, I seek to be as impartial as I can whenever I go through this work, but I will point out some things about Dr. Licona that I think should encourage you to purchase his book.

Dr. Licona is someone who takes his work seriously. He has wrestled with doubts and so wishes to make sure that he is in the right when he comes down on a position. He is also as many of you might know, the main student of Dr. Gary Habermas and following in his footsteps in resurrection studies. He has debated atheists like Richard Carrier and Bart Ehrman.

For these debates, he has prepared thoroughly, often several hours a week reviewing facts and traveling around the country in order to talk to people with areas of expertise in other fields. He has a singular devotion to the truth and to doing history right.

That’s something else I like from looking through this book. He gives out his method in step-by-step detail in describing the history of the event. I believe that as people come to read this book, that they will not only come to a knowledge of the truth of the resurrection, but the best way to arrive at that historically. They will learn to learn history the way a historian does.

This is also important today because the resurrection is the keystone of our faith. Paul told us that if Christ be not raised, we are still in our sins and our faith is in vain. If Christ is raised, everything else is different however. It means that God has spoken in space and time and has revealed Himself in His Son.

Over the next few weeks, I plan to go through this book and review it. The review will be found in full when it is done at the Tekton Ticker and I once again urge everyone to go and support my ministry partner as his ministry is one that you should be familiarizing yourself with.

For now, if you have the resources also, go to Amazon and pick up a copy of this book and learn to defend the resurrection and know why it matters.

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