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Why do citizens in the Western secular world tend to believe that Jesus remained dead after the crucifixion? In this book William Lane Craig explain the development for this historical trend. He displays how all through Church History until the modern area the Church has held Jesus' resurrection to be an historical event and a cornerstone for the Christian faith.
Yet, the modern world began believing that since dead men do not arise, Jesus could not have risen from the grave. This argument started with David Hume and continues with the Deists.
In the end of the book Craig gives three lasting arguments that he claims has not been answered: 1) the discovery of the Empty Tomb shows that Jesus was not dead.2) the fact that he was seen alive after his death by his disciples.3) the origin of the Christian faith implies a risen Lord.
I strongly recomend the book to those who are interested in arguments for the Christian faith, the historical development of the discussion of the resurrection, and a philosophical view of the argumentation against the resurrection. The book is also a thorough work to have as a resource for Christian studies.
Craig is perhapes one of the most important leading scholars conserning the resurrection of Jesus Christ with a Ph. D. in both philosophy and theology...