Recommended Readings on Historical Apologetics

Hey guys!  I know I’ve already posted a similar article listing my recommended resources on Christian apologetics, but today I wanted to offer another list that focuses specifically on historical apologetics.  This way I can divide these up into different categories concerning that area without making things confusing (plus doing it this way is more enjoyable to me for some reason).  For this post, I will only be listing books:

The Existence of Jesus and the “Copycat” Thesis

  1.  Shattering the Christ Myth: Did Jesus Not Exist? (2008), Edited by James Patrick Holding
  2.  Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazereth (2012), by Bart D. Ehrman*
  3.  Unmasking the Pagan Christ: An Evangelical Response to the Cosmic Christ Idea (2006), by Stanley E. Porter and Stephen J. Bedard
  4. Lord or Legend?: Wrestling with the Jesus Dilemma (2007), by Gregory A. Boyd and Paul R. Eddy

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Critiques of Richard Carrier


Lately I’ve been looking at the works of historian Richard Carrier concerning the Historical Jesus (he attempts to argue that it’s highly unlikely that Jesus ever existed), especially his most recent work on the subject.*  While doing so, I just so happened to come across some critiques made by two other apologists (that are almost definitely more qualified to speak on the topic than I am), and I would like to share them with you with the hope that you’ll find them to be beneficial.

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