For those without faith or with lingering moments of doubt, Faith on Trial sets forth solid evidence for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ – much of it only becoming available in the last few decades.
Lawyer, author, and former agnostic Pamela Binnings Ewen illuminates Christianity as the only world religion that can be based upon verifiable facts. Developing those facts, she invites readers into the jury box and then examines under court-required standards the gospel testimonies of the witnesses: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Were these authors of the gospels writing from personal knowledge, or was it second-hand information? Holding bedrock Christian beliefs up for detailed scrutiny, Faith on Trial forms a powerful chain of proof using archeological, historic, scientific, manuscript-based, and even medical evidence to build the case.
Facts and reason are not provided as substitutes for faith in Faith On Trial. But for those seeking answers, or those who doubt, these facts and reason can provide the key to revelation and a firm foundation for faith.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Pamela Binnings Ewen practiced law for twenty-five years before following in the authorial footsteps of relatives James Lee Burke (The Glass Rainbow) and Andre Dubus III (The House of Sand and Fog) with novels like The Moon in the Mango Tree, winner of the Eudora Welty Memorial Award in the 2012 Biennial Letters competition. Her third work of fiction, Dancing on Glass, won the 2012 Single Titles Reviewers Choice Award and was a Christy Award finalist.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Key Questions: (The Issue and the Standard of Proof) 5
Chapter 2 The Best Sources: (Admissibility and Authentication of the Evidence) 15
Chapter 3 The Witnesses-Were They There?: (The Legal Nature of the Testimony) 35
Chapter 4 Cross-Examination: (Did Someone Copy?) 69
Chapter 5 Four Honest Men?: (Credibility, Character, and Consistency) 83
Chapter 6 The Corroborating Evidence: (Collateral Circumstances and Corroboration) 109
Chapter 7 Closing Argument: (Summation to the Jury) 145
Chapter 8 The Verdict 169
User's Guide 177