Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Episode 26 Cross-Examining the Four Witnesses Part 1

Does the New Testament provide a clear and accurate portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth? If the gospels provide the testimony of four independent witnesses who overwhelmingly agree on the details, as apologists claim, then we would have reason to trust these accounts. But modern biblical scholarship paints a radically different picture of the gospels, their origins and historical accuracy. In this, the first of a two part series, the Doubtcasters draw upon the insights of biblical criticism to challenge the reliability of the gospel narratives. For part two of the series, the Doubtcasters will consider and respond to recent counter-arguments offered by prominent Christian apologists.

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Anonymous said...

This was a great episode. I don't know how I'll be able to wait two whole weeks for part two. I think I'll go buy a bunch of Bart Ehrman books until then.

May the Gospels of Jeremy, Luke and David be spread to the four corners of the earth.

Anonymous said...

This was one of your best episodes so far; please, do more of this type of analysis.
I'm also hoping you can go into such things as how we know how old certain scriptures are, where they come from, etc., for those of us who fall asleep reading non-fiction =T

Stanley Bear said...

I was about to send you a message to ask you to look into whether Jesus existed or not and along comes this podcast. I'm starting to believe there may be a god...I mean how else could you explain that coincidence?

Lovely stuff, fellas. Keep it up.

Aloysius Horn said...

All of you really do your homework before you sit down in front of the microphone. The result is a wonderfully informative and thoughtful product. Keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Guys,
i Just downloaded most of Your Podcasts and I am missing Your old Bonus Podcast. The One for Spring Break? Could You Re-post It, sometime in the Future.Please?


Jeremy said...

No problem. Its actually on the blog, not the podcast feed. Heres a link to the page where you can download it. http://doubtreligion.blogspot.com/2008/03/special-bonus-episode.html