The Resurrection - Ruse Or Reality?

The Resurrection - Ruse Or Reality?

by L. James Harvey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982621561
Publisher: CrossLink Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 8 Years

About the Author

Dr. L. James Harvey is a Christian author and speaker. He has authored 10 Christian books and currently writes a monthly column for the West Michigan Christian News entitled, "Encore Tidbits for Seniors." Dr. Harvey has been a college professor, dean, vice-president, community college president, and a senior vice-president and partner in an international management consulting firm based in Washington D.C. He is an honors graduate of Hope College and has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University. Dr. Harvey has had a life long interest in the facts surrounding the

Resurrection of Jesus Christ an event at the heart of the Christian faith. He currently lives in Caledonia, Michigan. He and his wife Jackie are members of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Introduction........................................................................................... 1

Trial....................................................................................................... 3

Peter .................................................................................................... 14

Peoples' Exhibit #1.............................................................................. 21

Prophesies Regarding Jesus ................................................................ 21

Peoples' Exhibit #2.............................................................................. 23

Jerusalem in 30 AD............................................................................. 23

Caiaphas.............................................................................................. 40

Mary of Bethany ................................................................................. 63

Peoples' Exhibit #3.............................................................................. 65

Israel in 30 AD.................................................................................... 65

Pilate ................................................................................................... 78

Joseph of Arimathea ........................................................................... 93

Centurion Longuinus ........................................................................ 106

Thomas.............................................................................................. 120

Centurion Petronius .......................................................................... 130

Mary Magdalene ............................................................................... 140

Gamaliel............................................................................................ 155

Summations.......................................................................................

178

People's Summation Exhibit #1 ........................................................ 191

Mountain of Evidence....................................................................... 191

Exhibit of Crucifixion Timeline........................................................ 195

Bibliography ..................................................................................... 197

Notes and Biblical References .......................................................... 199

Afterword.......................................................................................... 241

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

The minute I began reading I was drawn into story of what several first century AD witnesses might say if they were placed on the witness stand in a modern courtroom. The responses of Peter, Caiaphas, Pilate, and Mary Magdalene are intriguing, some times just what you would expect them to say, sometimes not. Throughout, the text moves quickly- the legal questions and responses are always brief, the text never complicated or stuffy. I think this volume will be fascinating reading for many, as it draws the reader through several relevant issues and on to the ultimate question in their lives.

Dr. Gary Habermas

Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy

B.R. Lakin School of Theology, Liberty University

Dr. Harvey's courtroom drama is a fascinating and detailed look at the events and people around the crucifixion and resurrection, historically accurate and personally challenging.

Dr. Dennis Voskuil

DeWitt Professor of Church History

Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan

No work affords a better nexus between the God-given emotions and intellect than does Jim Harvey's thoughtful and insightful exploration of the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Dr. William Brown

Psychologist, Author, and Clergyman

Chairman of TRT Inc.

In recent years we have often watched court room scenes in movies and on TV, where 'evidence' seemed to pile up and we found ourselves surprised when the facts were in, because some overlooked piece of evidence changed our mind. What is true of courtroom drama is also true in life. Multitudes of misinformed and biased people have silently formed conclusions on the resurrection without ever examining all the facts. Dr. Harvey takes the reader into a courtroom, where facts must be addressed, and calls witnesses to test the veracity of the resurrection. Unlike a sermon, which begins with certain assumed conclusions, the open courtroom environment Dr. Harvey creates encourages the reader to think, evaluate, and come to a well informed conclusion, namely that the evidence points to the reality of the literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. The witnesses and facts, independently and collectively, lead honest readers to that inevitable reality.

Rev. Thomas Couch

Pastor of Senior Adults

Calvary Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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