This debate features James Patrick Holding one of the experts on the question of whether there is sufficient evidence outside the New Testament writings to answer the question of whether Jesus ever existed. Note that debate on the Unbelievable radio show start at about 15 minutes into the podcast.
The wacky thing about this debate is the topic of course. No PhD historian has ever taken the position that Jesus never existed in a research publication or book.
This is the last debate in my series of 4 wacky UK debates. I hope you enjoyed them!
Note that debates on the Unbelievable radio show start at about 15 minutes into the podcast.
Unbelievable? 2 May 2009 “Did Jesus exist?”
While non-Christians may doubt the miracles and resurrection of Jesus, few doubt his actual existence.However, Ken Humphreys believes the evidence for Jesus’ very existence is scant and that Christian belief in him is the result of “late and fake” accounts. JP Holding is a vociferous defender of Christian history and doctrine and believes Ken’s scepticism is unfounded and biased.They examine the evidence both in and beyond the Gospels for Jesus’ existence.
For JP Holding see www.tektonics.org
For Ken Humphreys see www.jesusneverexisted.com
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