Can Historians Prove that Jesus Rose from the Dead? ( Rebuttals 3 of 4 )

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Can Historians Prove that Jesus Rose from the Dead? Is there historical evidence that Jesus rose from the dead? Representing the Agnostic perspective was Bart D. Erhman : Prof. Bart Ehrman is a New Testament scholar and textual critic of early Christianity, he is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. Prof. Ehrman completed his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees at Princeton Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude. Since then he has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, having written or edited nineteen books, numerous articles, and dozens of book reviews. Among his most recent books are a college-level textbook on the New Testament, two anthologies of early Christian writings, a study of the historical Jesus as an apocalyptic prophet (Oxford Univesity Press), and a Greek-English Edition of the Apostolic Fathers for the Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press). Representing the Christian side was Michael Licona: Mike is a New Testament historian, author, and Christian apologist. He is a PhD candidate in New Testament at the University of Pretoria and has an M.A. in Religious Studies from Liberty University He has appeared as guest on numerous secular and Christian radio talk shows including nationally syndicated The Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraff, Janet Parshalls America, Truths That Transform with Dr. D. James Kennedy and the Current. He is asked to speak frequently for parachurch ministries such as Young Life, MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), and has been the keynote speaker for multiple church retreats. Mike was twice a guest on Lee Strobels program Faith Under Fire (PAX TV), and numerous times on D. James Kennedys Sunday morning program The Coral Ridge Hour. The Topic of Debate: Can Historians Prove that Jesus Rose from the Dead? Bart D. Ehrman (www.bartdehrman.com) vs. Michael Licona (www.risenjesus.com) To purchase the DVD of this debate, please visit: http://theapologeticsbookstore.com/se (Southern Evangelical Seminary in NC, USA April 2nd, 2009) 

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