The Jesus Inquest: The Case For and Against the

The Jesus Inquest: The Case For and Against the Resurrection of the Christ Charles Foster thought he knew the familiar story of the resurrection of Jesus He thought Christianity rested on sound historical foundationsBut could he be wrong Could Christianity be built on a terrible mistake or downright lie As nagging doubts began to surface, Foster turned to countless Christian books to find comfort and proof But all he found were questions What began as a personal quest for reassurance quickly turned into an in depth examination of the most astounding historical claim of all time He crawled through Jerusalem tombs, dusty libraries, and the recesses of his own mind in search of an answer He turned the war in his head the war between faith and doubt into this heated, no holds barred debate, which presents the case both for and against the resurrection of Jesus The Jesus Inquest takes you through medical evidence, Jewish burial practices, archaeological hypotheses, maps, ancient artifacts, the canonical and non canonical gospels, biblical criticism, and much , providing an unbiased examination of the facts of the case A practicing trial attorney and University of Oxford academic, Charles Foster vigorously argues both sides of the issue, presenting information in compelling courtroom style and leaving no hard question unaddressed The Jesus Inquest gives readers the tools necessary to debate the most remarkable and controversial event of world history a debate so crucial and fascinating it cannot be ignored ✺ [LIBROS] ✮ Psiconutrición. 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Inquest gives readers the tools necessary to debate the most remarkable and controversial event of world history a debate so crucial and fascinating it cannot be ignored I have just completed reading the The Jesus Inquest , by Charles Foster Foster has taken great strides to allow the reader to examine the Resurrection of Christ, debate this text looks at both sides of the resurrection argument, and Foster utilizes Mr X and Mr Y to debate the sides This text provides for many arguments on both sides of the debate and as a reader of this text, it only left me with aconvincing argument for the actual resurrection of Christ.As I turned the pages and rea I have just completed reading the The Jesus Inquest , by Charles Foster Foster has taken great strides to allow the reader to examine the Resurrection of Christ, debate this text looks at both sides of the resurrection argument, and Foster utilizes Mr X and Mr Y to debate the sides This text provides for many arguments on both sides of the debate and as a reader of this text, it only left me with aconvincing argument for the actual resurrection of Christ.As I turned the pages and read the arguments for and against, I placed myself, or at least tried to place my self in the middle of the time By dong so, I am convinced that the Bible is a true depiction of the events In many cases both Mr X and Mr Y agree on points and in some cases agree to disagree Also many skeptics and scholars alike agree that Christ did indeed exist Where they differ is how He disappeared from the tomb Obviously, the skeptics say that Christ s body to taken away by His disciples, the argument for the resurrection points towards the guards and the heaviness of the stone which covered the entrance to the tomb.For most, this book will not change the minds of its readers, except that by faith and the teachings of the Bible, can Christians believe in the physical resurrection of Christ.Thank you Charles Foster for your study and expertise in putting this book together It is a wonderful addition to a Christian Library with compelling arguments The Jesus Inquest is without a doubt one of the most interesting books I ve read in a long time The premise is simple present the case for and against the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth I usually stay far away from books on apologetics, but this one was so original that I couldn t help myself What makes it different is the structure that the author used There is no convincing or proselyting in this work The facts are presented, quite well, and the reader is left to make their own conclu The Jesus Inquest is without a doubt one of the most interesting books I ve read in a long time The premise is simple present the case for and against the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth I usually stay far away from books on apologetics, but this one was so original that I couldn t help myself What makes it different is the structure that the author used There is no convincing or proselyting in this work The facts are presented, quite well, and the reader is left to make their own conclusion It is the rare book that treats the reader like an intelligent, responsible adult that should be expected to draw their own conclusions based on evidence The book is presented as a debate between two characters X and Y X represents the non Christian view, Y the Christian view Both characters are a generalization of what non Christians and Christians believe, specifically dealing with the resurrection Their ideas are presented in debate form, not in conversational dialogue This book is well written and well researched Both perspectives bring up issues that I had never heard discussed, which was surprising to me, because I thought I had heard every argument for and against the resurrection of Jesus that there was in the world But Foster presented several issues that hadn t ever occurred to me And they were shown through the lens of a lawyer, with critical eye toward what can be proven and what can t If you want to stretch your faith to the breaking point, this book will do it There s also a few appendices dealing with the cause of the death of Jesus, the Shroud of Turin, and the Gospel of Peter I can t overstate how interesting this book is The Jesus Inquest is a classic This book provides a case for and against the resurrection of Christ I have to admit, I found this book somewhat difficult to read Not because I didn t understand what the author was saying, but because it often annoyed me and made me think that he did not particularly think his audience was that intelligent At least when he was X This book took on a slight schizophrenic feel since the author was both X against and Y for At first I thought that would be an interesting way to treat the a This book provides a case for and against the resurrection of Christ I have to admit, I found this book somewhat difficult to read Not because I didn t understand what the author was saying, but because it often annoyed me and made me think that he did not particularly think his audience was that intelligent At least when he was X This book took on a slight schizophrenic feel since the author was both X against and Y for At first I thought that would be an interesting way to treat the arguments, but after reading the book for a while, I found myself reading out of order Since each chapter has subsections in it, I found myself skipping from X s thoughts on one section to Y s on the same section and then back to X s.There were some arguments made by X that I could see immediately were poor arguments While I have studied a bit, I am not a scholar by any stretch of the imagination and was surprised to notice this Interestingly enough, the author in his preface diminishes the work of Lee Strobel, but it was through, in part, to reading Lee Strobel s work that I was able to pick out Mr Foster s X poorer arguments, arguments which were proven to be poor when Mr Foster s Y arguments were made I will probably keep this book as a reference tool now that I have it, but I think there are probably better books out there for those who are looking I would check out Lee Strobel But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain 1 Corinthians 15 13 14.Throughout its existence, Christianity has been founded upon the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth If Jesus did not die and or was not raised from the dead, Christianity is just another fiction But if Jesus did die and He was raised from the dead, then the claim that Jesus is Lord and that we oug But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain 1 Corinthians 15 13 14.Throughout its existence, Christianity has been founded upon the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth If Jesus did not die and or was not raised from the dead, Christianity is just another fiction But if Jesus did die and He was raised from the dead, then the claim that Jesus is Lord and that we ought to serve Him must be taken very seriously Therefore, from the beginning until now, the validity of the claims of Jesus death and resurrection have never lacked a challenger.Charles Foster enters this fray with The Jesus Inquest The Case For and Against the Resurrection of the Christ Foster, an English jurist, attempts to use the same rigorous mode of inquiry that is used before a court in order to weigh the arguments for and against the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth The end result is one of the most comprehensive yet understandable analyses of the current state of arguments for and against Jesus death and resurrection.Arguments are made against the claims of Christianity through the guise of X the Christian response is presented though the guise of Y The two sides are lined up against each other on whether Jesus really died on the cross or not, how Jesus was buried, the matter of the empty tomb, the post resurrection appearances of Jesus, whether the early church believed in Jesus physical and bodily resurrection, and the potential sources for the story of the resurrection Appendices include further examinations into Jesus cause of death, the Shroud of Turin, statistical analyses and the Jesus Family Tomb, and the text of the Gospel of Peter Foster wonders if he puts the arguments of X forcefully enough as a believersympathetic to Y, I nevertheless believe that he has X and his character fairly well presented The arguments presented are about as well done as can be, under the circumstances The presentation of the evidence goes a long way to show just how weak the case against Jesus death and resurrection is one might be able to make a few challenges regarding the way the story is presented in the New Testament, but no credible, serious, and sensible counter explanation can be provided to explain the emergence of the beliefs surrounding Jesus of Nazareth as the crucified and risen Son of God One must take care to remember that X is presented as a hot mess Foster is providing all kinds of counter arguments, most of them inconsistent with each other One does not do well to see the inconsistencies and thus write X off entirely My one criticism of the book would be the fact that X will present the sensationalistic as well as the standard challenges to the Christian narrative without a whole lot of clear demarcation between the two The claims of Holy Blood, Holy Grail or The Jesus Family Tomb do not belong in the same category as arguments about the vinegar as an opiate leading to a coma or arguments about the possibility of the wrong tomb not that the latter are inherently anyaccurate, but they are not as ridiculous Considering the author s purpose, I don t know how it could be better handled, but I thought it was worth noting While Foster never comes out and says where he ultimately stands, his sympathies with Y are clear enough, as well they should be The Jesus Inquest is an excellent resource for everyone, as it provides a good introduction to where the disputes about Jesus death and resurrection have led and presents the arguments reasonably well book received as part of early review program

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