Tag Archives: Christian history

A Thorough Guide to the Non-Canonical Gospels

Many years ago, when I first became interested in Christianity, I encountered a book at a local bookstore entitled, The Lost Books of the Bible. As a new investigator of the claims of the New Testament, I was immediately intrigued. “What?” I thought, “There are books about Jesus that were …

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Were the Early Christians Really Persecuted?

In Cold Case Christianity, I discuss the evidential value of the martyrdoms of the original eyewitnesses to the Resurrection of Jesus. When evaluating the reliability of these witnesses, their potential bias can be assessed on the basis of their willingness to die rather than recant their testimony. Many skeptics, however, …

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Did the Apostles Really Die for Their Claims? (Podcast)

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the evidence for the early persecution of the Church and the martyrdom of the Apostles. Did the first eyewitnesses of the Resurrection die rather than recant their testimony? Can we trust the early accounts? Why does it matter in the first place? Subscribe to …

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