The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

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By (author) Lee Strobel

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  • Publisher: ZONDERVAN
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 25mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 0310209307
  • ISBN 13: 9780310209300
  • Sales rank: 31,440

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A Seasoned Journalist Chases Down the Biggest Story in History Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this Gold Medallion-winning book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ? "Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity." Bruce M. Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary "Lee Strobel asks the questions a tough-minded skeptic would ask. His book is so good I read it out loud to my wife evenings after dinner. Every inquirer should have it." Phillip E. Johnson, Law Professor, University of California at Berkeley

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Lee Strobel, educated at Yale Law School, was the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and a spiritual skeptic until 1981. A former teaching pastor at two of America's largest churches, he and his wife live in California. Lee Strobel, un ex ateo, ostenta una maestria en estudio legales de la Facultad de Leyes de Yale y fue premiado como editor legal del Chicago Tribune. En la actualidad, sirve como pastor en la ensnanza de la iglesia Saddleback Valley Community en el condado de Orange, California, y es miembro de la junta directiva de la Asociacion Willow Creek. Es autor de varios libros, incluyendo el exito de libreria "El Caso de Cristo."

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By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"It present a compelling case for christianity which, really, should prompt keen readers to investigate further.
It basically seeks to raise the fundamental issues of contention against 'christianity' - if I may put it that way. It highlights the fundamental tenets on which christianity is (and was?) built and probes further, asking questions and thinking critically about these tenets from an aethiests point of view.
question it seeks to ask are:
Did christ exist? Do we have evidence? Is it reliable? How do we know it's reliabile? What are the key theories against this, and why this does or does not support the case for christ.
A compelling read for the average idiot or the budding apologetic! Simple and easy to follow. No need for a masters in theology from some divinity college to understand this!"

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A Seasoned Journalist Chases Down the Biggest Story in History Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this Gold Medallion-winning book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ? 'Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity.' Bruce M. Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary 'Lee Strobel asks the questions a tough-minded skeptic would ask. His book is so good I read it out loud to my wife evenings after dinner. Every inquirer should have it.' Phillip E. Johnson, Law Professor, University of California at Berkeley

Table of contents

Contents Introduction: Reopening the Investigation of a Lifetime PART 1: Examining the Record 1. The Eyewitness Evidence Can the Biographies of Jesus Be Trusted? with Dr. Craig Blomberg 2. Testing the Eyewitness Evidence Do the Biographies of Jesus Stand Up to Scrutiny? with Dr. Craig Blomberg 3. The Documentary Evidence Were Jesus' Biographies Reliably Preserved for Us? with Dr. Bruce Metzger 4. The Corroborating Evidence Is There Credible Evidence for Jesus outside His Biographies? with Dr. Edwin Yamauchi 5. The Scientific Evidence Does Archaeology Confirm or Contradict Jesus' Biographies? with Dr. John McRay 6. The Rebuttal Evidence Is the Jesus of History the Same As the Jesus of Faith? with Dr. Gregory Boyd PART 2: Analyzing Jesus 7. The Identity Evidence Was Jesus Really Convinced That He Was the Son of God? with Dr. Ben Witherington III 8. The Psychological Evidence Was Jesus Crazy When He Claimed to Be the Son of God? with Dr. Gary Collins 9. The Profile Evidence Did Jesus Fulfill the Attributes of God? with Dr. D. A. Carson 10. The Fingerprint Evidence Did Jesus and Jesus Alone Match the Identity of the Messiah? with Louis Lapides, M.Div., Th.M. PART 3: Researching the Resurrection 11. The Medical Evidence Was Jesus' Death a Sham and His Resurrection a Hoax? with Dr. Alexander Metherell 12. The Evidence of the Missing Body Was Jesus' Body Really Absent from His Tomb? with Dr. William Lane Craig 13. The Evidence of Appearances Was Jesus Seen Alive after His Death on the Cross? with Dr. Gary Habermas 14. The Circumstantial Evidence Are There Any Supporting Facts That Point to the Resurrection? with Dr. J. P. Moreland Conclusion: The Verdict of History What Does the Evidence Establish And What Does It Mean Today? List of Citations Notes Index