The Historical Reliability of the Gospels
For over twenty years, Craig Blomberg's The Historical Reliability of the Gospels has provided a useful antidote to many of the toxic effects of skeptical criticism of the Gospels. Offering a calm, balanced overview of the history of Gospel criticism, especially that of the late twentieth century, Blomberg introduces readers to the methods employed by New Testament scholars and shows both the values and limits of those methods. He then delves more deeply into the question of miracles, Synoptic discrepancies and the differences between the Synoptics and John. After an assessment of noncanonical Jesus tradition, he addresses issues of historical method directly. This new edition has been thoroughly updated in light of new developments with numerous additions to the footnotes and two added appendixes. Readers will find that over the past twenty years, the case for the historical trustworthiness of the Gospels has grown vastly stronger.
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Review: The Historical Reliability Of The GospelsUser Review - Geoffrey - Goodreads
This is an excellent overview that captures the best and most recent scholarship concerning the historical reliability of the gospels. Amidst extreme views on each side, this judicious evaluation of ... Read full review
Review: The Historical Reliability Of The GospelsUser Review - Greg Baughman - Goodreads
This was an okay book (3.5 stars). A surprisingly quick read, Blomberg's project is to show the historical reliability of the Gospels using accepted scholarly historical methodology. He does make ... Read full review
Foreword to the first edition 1987
Traditional approaches to the reliability
Newer methods in Gospel study
Contradictions among the Synoptics?
Problems in the Gospel of John
The Jesustradition outside the Gospels