Re: [asa] RE: TE and apologetics

From: Dennis Venema <>
Date: Fri Sep 18 2009 - 14:54:23 EDT

I'll second that recommendation - this whole series by Wright is excellent (The New Testament and the People of God; Jesus and the Victory of God; The Resurrection of the Son of God). There are (I believe) two more books in this series yet to be completed. The second book, (JVG) had a huge impact on my thinking. I was put on to Wright by Gordon Fee - another authour I would heartily endorse...

Of course, the downside is that now I notice shoddy theology as well as shoddy science from the pulpit... sigh. My church is currently lock, stock & barrel into The Truth Project from Focus on the Family. Does anyone know of good resources that respond to this series? I have mostly heard about the science section, for obvious reasons, but I strongly suspect there will be other "problems" with the other sections.


On 18/09/09 10:05 AM, "Pete Enns" <> wrote:

This may be old news, and I've only skimmed the emails this week, but N. T. Wright's 800 page analysis of the resurrection is a breath of fresh air and exhilarating (The Resurrection of the Son of God, 2003). It is a seminary education for about $20.00

Pete Enns

On Sep 18, 2009, at 12:24 PM, Ted Davis wrote:

The short answer I offer to John Walley and others, concerning whether or not there are sensible, coherent places to anchor Christian faith, with science fully embraced--including faith in the central event of Christian history, the resurrection--is found here:

For a longer answer, you need to read some of Polkinghorne's better books. His newest, which I reviewed, would be a good starting place. It's important to realize that, for P as for myself, it isn't Darwin or Newton or Einstein that presents the main challenge to biblical faith; it's David Hume. Many contemporary Christian thinkers, including P, provide good reasons to show a little scepticism toward Hume's scepticism. That is the key to it, from my perspective.


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