On Feb 26th, 2017, we co-hosted an event on The Ohio State Campus called “Resurrection or Reimagined? Two Professors Discuss the Plausibility of the Resurrection of Jesus. This was a discussion between my friend Dr. Michael Licona,  professor of New Testament at Houston Baptist University, and president of Risen Jesus. and Dr. Larry Shapiro, professor of philosophy at The University of Wisconsin, Dr. Licona has published extensively on the resurrection of Jesus. His book The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach set the bar in scholarship. Dr. Shapiro has published a book called The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural Is Unjustified.

Here were some of my thoughts on the discussion/debate. Obviously, much more can be said. 

  1. Remember, Dr. Licona’s specialty is history and New Testament studies. And he has published many works on the resurrection. Shapiro’s specialty is philosophy. This doesn’t mean Dr. Licona doesn’t know…

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