The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

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InterVarsity Press, Oct 18, 2007 - Religion - 416 pages
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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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a decent conservative shot

User Review  - david - Christianbook.com

this book sets out to defend the gospels as historically reliable, and is basically an apologetics work on the subject. it is a scholarly treatment to be sure, as Craig Blomberg is no lightweight, be ... Read full review

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In an era when it’s trendy to question everything written in the Bible, here’s a scholarly exception. Blomberg is a conservative who isn’t content to found his faith on faith alone. After a run-down ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword to the first edition 1987
8
Introduction
15
Traditional approaches to the reliability
24
Newer methods in Gospel study
48
Miracles
104
Contradictions among the Synoptics?
152
Problems in the Gospel of John
196
The Jesustradition outside the Gospels
241
Final questions on historical method
296
Postscript
322
Textual criticism and the Gospels 3 32
332
Author Index 394
594
Scripture Index
605
Ancient sources Index
614
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Craig L. Blomberg is Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary to Patmos.

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