Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ’s resurrection

The NaClhv blog has a long but interesting series entitled "Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ's resurrection". Part 1: Gauging personal credulity regarding personal testimony. Part 2: Starting with a low prior probability for Christ's resurrection of 1e-22. See Scientific Notation - E Notation: 6.022e23 is equivalent to 6.022×10^23 so 1e-22 is equivalent to … Continue reading Bayesian evaluation for the likelihood of Christ’s resurrection

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Book Recommendation: The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Habermas and Licona

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary Habermas and Michael Licona presents a minimal-facts argument for the historicity of the resurrection. It is written at a level accessible to those not familiar with the subject but also provides enough information to be of use to others. I would recommend the book to anyone, … Continue reading Book Recommendation: The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Habermas and Licona

Review of Chapter 9 of The End of Christianity

Just to make sure it is abundantly clear, Price is assuming the historical accuracy of the Gospels for the sake of argument only. He is not seriously proposing these theories. In chapter 9 of The End of Christianity, Robert Price takes the basic historical accuracy of the Gospels for granted and tries to show that, … Continue reading Review of Chapter 9 of The End of Christianity

Review of Chapter 8 of The End of Christianity

Introduction In chapter 8 of The End of Christianity, Matt McCormick argues that, "by the conventional epistemic standards we already endorse in other comparable cases like the Salem Witch Trials" (Loftus 195), we are not justified in believing that Jesus was resurrected. He believes that if we applied the same standard to both the Salem … Continue reading Review of Chapter 8 of The End of Christianity