Endnotes – Can We Explain Away the Resurrection?

1. Peter Steinfels, “Jesus Died—And Then What Happened?” New York Times, April 3, 1988.

2. William D. Edwards et al., “On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ,” Journal of the American Medical Association 255, no. 11.

3. Lucian of Samosata, “The Passing of Peregrinus,” tertullian.org/rpearse/lucian/peregrinus.htm.

4. Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 1966), 379. A portion of Josephus’s comments about Jesus are disputed by critics, believing them to have been altered. However, his confirmation of both Jesus’ existence and his reference to Pilate condemning him to the cross are deemed authentic by most scholars. Copies under Islamic control as well as Christian copies of his work cite Jesus’ crucifixion under Pilate as an historical event. Since these copies were not under Christian control, the argument that they were altered by Christian scholars is flawed. Therefore, most scholars accept Josephus’ account of Jesus in them as reliable.

5. Tacitus, Annals, 15, 44, as quoted in The Annals and The Histories by Cornelius Tacitus, ed. Robert Maynard Hutchins, vol. 15 of Great Books of the Western World (Chicago: William Benton, 1952).Who Is the Real Jesus? 116

6. Quoted in Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona, The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2004), 49.

7. Frank Morison, Who Moved the Stone? (Grand Rapids, MI: Lamplighter, 1958), 9.

8. Paul L. Maier, Independent Press Telegram (Long Beach, CA), April 21, 1973.

9. Josh McDowell, The Resurrection Factor Part 3, Josh McDowell Ministries, 2009, http://www.bethinking.org/bible-jesus/intermediate/the-resurrection-factor-part-3.htm

10. Quoted in Josh McDowell, The Resurrection Factor (San Bernardino, CA: Here’s Life, 1981), 66.

11. Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (New York: Harper & Row, 1988), 130.

12. John W. Montgomery, History and Christianity (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1971), 78.

13. Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2004), 243.

14. Acts 10:39-41 (nlt).

15. Michael Green, The Empty Cross of Jesus (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1984), 97.

16. Paul Little, Know Why You Believe (Wheaton, IL: Victor, 1967), 44.

17. J.P. Moreland, Scaling the Secular City, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2000), 172.Endnotes 117

18. Charles Colson, “The Paradox of Power,” Power to Change, powertochange.ie/changed/index_Leaders.

19. Morison, 104.

20. Quoted in Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998), 238.

21. Thomas James Thorburn, The Resurrection Narratives and Modern Criticism (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1910), 158–9.

22. A.N. Sherwin-White, Roman Society and Roman Law in the New Testament (Oxford: Clarendon, 1963), 188–91.

23. Habermas and Licona, 85.

24. Ibid., 52, 53.