The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism - Chapter Thirteen: The Reality of the Resurrection Summary & Analysis

Timothy Keller
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Chapter Thirteen: The Reality of the Resurrection Summary and Analysis

Keller was taught in school that the resurrection of Jesus was problematic. Most non-believers expect the faithful to explain and defend the resurrection. That question can be turned back to the non-believers, asking them to explain on what foundation Christianity was built. One of the most common answers from those who are skeptical of the resurrection is that people in ancient times believed in magic and the supernatural and were easy prey to talk of miracles. Jesus' zealous followers were then bolstered by the gospels that were written specifically to give his followers what they were seeking.

Skeptics claim that the gospels were written long after the events took place. However, the first accounts of eyewitnesses are found in the letters of Paul which were written only twenty years...

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