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THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS

This page provides the best defenses of the resurrection of Jesus available. It includes articles by top scholars and well-known internet apologists, as well as articles by CADRE members. It also features a section responding to the latest skeptic assault on the resurrection, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.


General Defenses of the Resurrection
Responding to the Skeptical Book The Empty Tomb
The Resurrection Appearances
The Empty Tomb
Paul and the Resurrection
Harmonizations of the Resurrection Accounts
Resources on the Resurrection
Debates on the Resurrection

General Defenses of the Resurrection


Articles from top scholars and leading internet apologists defending the historical resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

Responding to the Skeptical Book The Empty Tomb


The skeptics have published their own defense of their views on the resurrection. Previously entitled "Jesus is Dead," the publisher thought better of being so candid and renamed the book, "The Empty Tomb." This section provides direct responses to chapters contained therein.

The Resurrection Appearances


Articles analyzing the nature and historicity of the resurrection appearances of Jesus to his followers.

The Empty Tomb


Articles defending the historicity of the Empty Tomb.

Paul and the Resurrection


Articles discussing the resurrection traditions recorded in his letter as well as his resurrection theology.

Harmonizations of the Resurrection Accounts


The resurrection accounts in the Gospels and Paul are often accused of being hopelessly contradictory. We provide articles that take up the challenge of proving that accusation false.

Resources on the Resurrection


Book reviews, book recommendattions, and additional information about where you can study the issues for yourself.

Debates on the Resurrection


Debates and descriptions of debates about the resurrection available on the internet.



General Defenses of the Resurrection


Responding to the Skeptical Book The Empty Tomb


The Resurrection Appearances



The Empty Tomb


  • The Disciples’ Inspection of the Empty Tomb
    by William L. Craig

    Not only was the tomb found empty by women followers of Jesus, but two of Jesus' disciples checked it out for themselves. Craig argues persuasively for the historicity of this visit.
  • The Guard at the Tomb
    by William L. Craig

    Craig argues that the account of the guards at the tomb is not a legendary development but a reaction to claims by opponents that Jesus' body was stolen, which demonstrates that they conceded that Jesus' tomb was found empty. Also offers arguments for the historicity of the account itself.
  • The Historicity of the Empty Tomb
    by William L. Craig

    Craig's online case-in-chief argument for the Empty Tomb.
  • Low Way Robbery? Could the Body of Jesus Been Stolen by Grave Robbers?
    by J.P. Holding

    Because of the persuasiveness of the arguments for the empty tomb, skeptics have attempted to explain it by supposing that someone stol the body.
  • Reply to Evan Fales: On the Empty Tomb of Jesus
    by William L. Craig

    Craig persuasively refutes the argument that the resurrection accounts were never intended to be taken literally.
  • Was the Tomb Really Empty?
    by Robert Stein

    A leading New Testament scholar offers "several powerful arguments" that the tradition of the empty tomb is "very early and that the tomb in which the body of Jesus was placed was indeed empty."


Paul and the Resurrection



Harmonizations of the Resurrection Accounts



Resources on the Resurrection



Debates on the Resurrection


 

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear..." 1 Peter 3:15