Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Craig Keener: Reports of Raising from the Dead

On Monday I posted part of an interview with Gerd Luedemann in which he talks about being a theology professor and not believing in the resurrection of Jesus. At the same time, he "outed" Conzelman as a doubter as well.

On the other side of the spectrum are scholars like Craig Keener. Craig is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary (the other ATS) and has written a number of helpful and important books on a number of topics in New Testament studies. His most recent book is Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (Baker, 2011). In this book Craig argues that the miracles recorded in the Gospels and Acts are not fabricated myths, but historical events. I had an earlier post on this topic in December.

In the below video clip Craig talks about people being raised from the dead in modern times and he discusses some of the eyewitnesses he interviewed, including those from his own family.

Craig points out that while some scholars are willing to admit that psychosomatic healings do take place, they do not think that some things can happen because they are physically impossible, like coming back from the dead. Craig disagrees. I don't suspect that this is the kind of issue that people will change there mind on easily, but Craig is certainly stirring the pot.

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