The Case for Christ

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

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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 question 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? What documentation is there concerning the life and teachings of Jesus, and how reliable is it? Does archaeology substantiate the historical accounts? Did Jesus really perform miracles? Did he claim to be God—and if so, did he fit the profile? 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 The Case for Christ?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 105 x 171 x 28mm | 199g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0310226554
  • 9780310226550
  • 19,403

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
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About Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and is the bestselling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for publishing excellence and coauthored the Christian Book of the Year. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. His story is now featured in the motion picture The Case for Christ. Visit Lee's website at:
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