Was the Resurrection a miracle?

Lecture giving the evidence that the Resurrection of Jesus, the miracle at the centre of the Christian faith, is an historical event.

The Resurrection of Jesus is the miracle which is at the centre of the Christian faith. If the Resurrection happened, miracles occur. This lecture considers whether the Resurrection of Jesus is an historical event, rather than a legendary invention. The lecture was given in Southampton in October 2011 during Bill Craig’s Reasonable Faith Tour.

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Objections to the Resurrection

Evidence A: Does Jesus make you angry?

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Is Jesus historically credible?

Perhaps it's just true for you and not for me?

How do we know Luke's account of the life of Jesus is reliable?

Does archaeology confirm the New Testament?

Did David Hume dispose of miracles?

Evidence B: Jesus wants you to be like the prostitute

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Doesn't science rule out miracles?

How can an all powerful and loving God allow people to suffer?

I couldn’t understand what was so special about Jesus

Can we believe the Bible's account of the Resurrection?

Aren't Christians arrogant to believe that Jesus is the only way to God?

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Jesus knew he was going to die (Luke 18:31)

Christianity was a bit like Father Christmas – you grow out of it

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

If you could ask God one question what would it be?

Evidence C: A tale of two sons

I decided that there was nothing left in my life worth living for

Isn't religion determined by where you grow up in the world?

What do you think heaven is like?

Chapter 9

Evidence D: Look who’s coming to dinner