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History or Hear Say ? A Resurrection Harmony

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Have you ever read through the resurrection accounts side by side and noticed that while the key objects and events seem to be in common, the details all seem to contradict. Or have you ever wondered why the initial witnesses seem to be such bit players in the rest of the Gospel story -  Joanna, Cleopas, an un-named woman and an un-named disciple on the road to Emmaus.


Until recently scholars felt that while the seeming contradictions seemed insurmountable they at least illustrated that the Gospels where independent accounts of a real event, even though the witnesses had got the details confused. However, over the last twenty years solutions have emerged that take into account the geography of Jerusalem and real identities of the key players. These not only fit all of the facts in all of the Gospels but actually help explain why the differences are there.


Chris Forster talks through the various resurrection accounts and shows how although on the surface they seem to be filled with mini contradictions, they can in fact be pulled together in a way that gives a more three dimensional view of the events than any single account, and are at the same time more credible for being built up from separate witness statements.

Chris Forster, 05/04/2007

History or Hear Say ? Chris Forster
A harmony of the Resurrection accounts. See how apparent contradictions in the Gospel narratives actually paint a more complete 3D image than any single account. This talk is accompanied by notes, please see life/Departments/The Message Dept/Teaching Material
Downloads: 670
Recorded: 23/03/2005
Length: 1 hour 26 minutes
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Tim Nelson 05/04/2007 18:36
Chris - just to flag that the notes link doesnt work
Andy Read 05/04/2007 22:09
Umm,,, worked for me..???
Christen Forster 05/04/2007 22:47
works ok for me... what does it do for you?
Tim Nelson 06/04/2007 15:26
on 2 separate computers - opens up a new window which is totally black
nad has address
Christen Forster 07/04/2007 00:26
This is correct... you then need to click on the screen and it goes through the images like a power point presentation... prabably needs to have that added to the description.
Andy Read 07/04/2007 09:48
As I say, works for me. Window that it opens up is not totally black Tim - not sure why it would be for you. Do you not see the first page of the Powerpoint?
Tim Nelson 08/04/2007 16:31
Looks like the problem is that you must use Internet Explorer - at least, you can't use Firefox!