Because Christianity claims to be a historical revelation, says Bruce, the quesion of the reliability of the documents on which it was founded is a crucial one. Here he presents the most convincing evidence for the historical trustworthiness of the canon of the New Testament.Because Christianity claims to be a historical revelation, says Bruce, the quesion of the reliability of the documents on which it was founded is a crucial one. Here he presents the most convincing evidence for the historical trustworthiness of the canon of the New Testament.Read Less
This item is printed on demand. Does it matter whether the New Testament documents are reliable or not? Is it so very important that we should be able to accept them as truly historical records? Some people will very confidently return a negative answer.
Depending on the time and depth of your walk, Bruce's explainations will trouble or satisfy you. I would not want this book to be the only reference I owned, but consider it one of many to help you "work out your salvation" or maybe better stated your understanding of the New Testament.. Well worth reading to gather "Gems" where you find them.
Jun 10, 2007
Worthy of examination
This book, first published in 1943, is remarkably up-to-date. It has been revised several times as archaelogical findings have uncovered more evidence that confirms the New Testament history and geography. I found especially interesting the evidence from the writings of Paul. The dates his letters were written can be confirmed by places and events he mentions in connection with his travels. At the time he wrote there were people still living who had witnessed the events described in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. One common belief of today, that the character of Jesus was raised to the status of deity by writers 2 or 3 centuries after his death, is seriously in question after considering the evidence in this book.
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