This is probably the best critique of Erhman in a blog post that I have ever come across! Thanks Dr. Witherington!!!
Christian philosopher and apologist, William Lane Craig will debate Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on this very question on April 4th. Go here fore more info.
My friend, Tony Lombardo, recently read Why I Became An Atheist and has been reviewing it on his blog in a multi-post fashion. On Tony’s second post/treatment of the book, the author, John Loftus himself, began to engage him in dialogue. The exchange started this morning and perhaps will continue to grow…if you go here and participate. Loftus was a student of William Lane Craig, the noted Evangelical apologist and philosopher, but eventually catapulted his faith for reasons outlined in his book. From what I understand (though I have not read his material), Loftus is both fair and informed concerning the arguments for and against Xty and is willing to dialogue in a way that is truly dialogical. Atheists and Christians alike can learn from such a posture!
Barey Carey has posted a very interesting response to part of an interview with the Round Mound of Rebound, that is, Sir Charles Barkley (who, perhaps, played basketball due to complete inability as a philosopher). Check it out here, at With all Your Mind.
Putting Jesus in His Place: the Case for the Deity of Christ.
By Robert Bowman, Jr. and J. Ed Komoszewski. Kregel, 2007: 392 pages.
“But who do you say that I am” (Matt. 16:15)? Arguably the most important question one must face, Jesus forces his hearers to contemplate his divine identity. That Jesus is “begotten of the Father as only begotten, that is, from the essence of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God” (Nicene Creed) is absolutely central to the Christian faith. It is, however, a widely rejected belief. For example, John Dominic Crossan, former co-chair of the infamous Jesus Seminar, defines references to Jesus as the “Lamb of God” as “symbolic…figurative…metaphorical.” Similar denials may be found in John Hick’s The Myth of God Incarnate.
In response, Robert Bowman Jr., manager of Apologetics and Interfaith Evangelism for the North American Mission Board, and J. Ed Komoszewski, founder of Christus Nexus and Director of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, have written the clearest, most comprehensive and convincing case for the deity of Christ available. Though concerned to demonstrate Christ’s divinity from the New Testament, the authors are equally concerned to equip their readers to remember the material. They thus employ their innovative HANDS acronym (as they say, Jesus shares the HANDS of God), organizing the biblical teachings into five corresponding categories. Read the rest of this entry »