AP113 Objections to the Gospels

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In his Objections to the Gospels course, Dr. Michael R. Licona explores the major objections to the reliability of the Gospels posed by modern critics. This course provides you with strong historical background to the text and authorship of the Gospels and a greater appreciation for these works.

Introduction

Introduction
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Introduction

2m
Introducing the Speaker and the Course
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Introducing the Speaker and the Course

3m

Overcoming Objections to the Gospels

The Basis of the Biblical Text
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The Basis of the Biblical Text

9m
Interacting with the Earliest New Testament Manuscripts
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Interacting with the Earliest New Testament Manuscripts

5m
The Problem of Variants
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The Problem of Variants

8m
Investigating Textual Differences in 1 John 1:4
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Investigating Textual Differences in 1 John 1:4

4m
The Purpose of Translations
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The Purpose of Translations

8m
Testing the Validity of the Bible: Archaeological and Historical Proof
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Testing the Validity of the Bible: Archaeological and Historical Proof

7m
Testing the Validity of the Bible: External and Internal Sources
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Testing the Validity of the Bible: External and Internal Sources

10m
Confirming Scripture: Undesigned Coincidences & Canonization
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Confirming Scripture: Undesigned Coincidences & Canonization

7m
The Criteria and the Debate of Canonicity
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The Criteria and the Debate of Canonicity

12m
Comparing Early Canonical Lists
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Comparing Early Canonical Lists

5m

The Authorship of the Gospels

The Question of Authorship, Beginning with Mark
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The Question of Authorship, Beginning with Mark

10m
Common Objections to Mark’s Authorship
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Common Objections to Mark’s Authorship

5m
Examining the Authorship of Luke
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Examining the Authorship of Luke

7m
Finding the “We” Sections in Acts
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Finding the “We” Sections in Acts

4m
Examining the Authorship of John
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Examining the Authorship of John

9m
Further Examination of the Authorship of John
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Further Examination of the Authorship of John

6m
Examining the Authorship of Matthew
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Examining the Authorship of Matthew

10m
The Comparison and Relevance of Authorship in Context
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The Comparison and Relevance of Authorship in Context

9m

Dating the Gospels

Dating the Gospel of Mark
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Dating the Gospel of Mark

6m
Dating the Gospel of Matthew and Luke
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Dating the Gospel of Matthew and Luke

11m
Dating the Gospel of John
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Dating the Gospel of John

8m
Handling the Gap
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Handling the Gap

10m

Eyewitness Accounts Preserved through Oral Tradition

Eyewitness Testimony
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Eyewitness Testimony

8m
Protective Anonymity
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Protective Anonymity

2m
The Formality of the Oral Tradition
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The Formality of the Oral Tradition

10m
The Integrity of the Oral Tradition
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The Integrity of the Oral Tradition

5m

Considering Miracles

Miracles through a Scientific Lens
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Miracles through a Scientific Lens

8m
Hume on Miracles
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Hume on Miracles

4m
Probability, History, and Miracles: A Look at Bayes’ Theorem
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Probability, History, and Miracles: A Look at Bayes’ Theorem

8m
Evidence of Miracles
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Evidence of Miracles

9m
Evidence of a Supernatural Realm
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Evidence of a Supernatural Realm

8m
Parallels: Examining Pagan Influence and Causal Connections
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Parallels: Examining Pagan Influence and Causal Connections

8m
Parallels: Examining Desire, Myth, and Evidence
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Parallels: Examining Desire, Myth, and Evidence

5m
Considering Bias
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Considering Bias

6m

Redaction with a Purpose

The Truth about Contradictions
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The Truth about Contradictions

10m
Spotting Discrepancies in the Gospels
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Spotting Discrepancies in the Gospels

6m
The Influence of Genre
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The Influence of Genre

9m
The Purpose of Redaction: Clarifying the Text
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The Purpose of Redaction: Clarifying the Text

8m
Handling Differences in Communication Styles
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Handling Differences in Communication Styles

6m
The Teaching and Application of Ancient Writing Techniques
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The Teaching and Application of Ancient Writing Techniques

12m
Examples of Redaction in the Gospels
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Examples of Redaction in the Gospels

12m
Introducing Secular Examples of Redaction in Ancient Biographies
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Introducing Secular Examples of Redaction in Ancient Biographies

8m
Examples of the Accepted Practice of Transferal
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Examples of the Accepted Practice of Transferal

9m
Examples of the Accepted Practice of Literary Spotlighting
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Examples of the Accepted Practice of Literary Spotlighting

10m
Examples of the Accepted Practice of Simplification
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Examples of the Accepted Practice of Simplification

10m
Remembering Genre
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Remembering Genre

10m

Conclusion

Concluding the Course
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Concluding the Course

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