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The Historical Reliability of Jesus' Resurrection
- Dr Jürgen Spieß is the founder and director of the “Institute of Science and Faith” (www.iguw.de) in Marburg/Germany. He is a member of the “German Dostoevsky Society” and the “Inklings Society.” View all resources by Jürgen Spieß
Jurgen Spiess - The Historical Reliability of Jesus' Resurrection
The resurrection of Jesus is the basis for Christian faith (1 Corinthians 15) and Christian hope (1 Peter 1–3). Therefore the historicity of Jesus' death and resurrection is crucial for Christianity. In this lecture we will discuss, what can be said about the evidences of Jesus' resurrection from the perspective of an historian.
I. The Historical Reliability of Jesus' Resurrection
1. The importance of the subject
2. Historical research and reality
3. The historical sources about Jesus
4. The evidences of his resurrection
Dr Jürgen Spieß is the founder and director of the Institute of Science and Faith (iguw.de) in Marburg, Germany. He studied at the University of Munich, where he took a PhD in Ancient History (with the subsidiary subjects of Egyptology and Philosophy of History). For fifteen years he acted as General Secretary of SMD (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Germany). He is author and editor of books and articles on the subjects of F.M. Dostoevsky, C.S. Lewis, Medical Ethics, Science and Faith, The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and Christian Apologetics. He has lectured at many European universities, in Russia (St. Petersburg, Novosobirsk, Irkutsk, Tomsk), Ukraine and Georgia. He is a member of the German Dostoevsky Society and the Inklings Society. He lost his first family (wife and child) in a car accident. He is married again and has one daughter.
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