Literary Critics Examine the New Testament

As a Christian Case Maker myself, I constantly hear the accusation that…the New Testament Documents are simply stories, legends, myths. Those who claim this never have any evidence to demonstrate their claims…but that doesn’t seem to stop them beating this drum constantly! G Smith has done a great job of summing up some great scholarly opinion on why the Gospel Myth accusation is just that…an unfounded accusation. Enjoy…

Thomistic Bent

The facts presented in the New Testament have a large amount of corroboration from sources outside the Bible (see here, and here, and here). The typical objections to these facts is claiming the Bible to be historical fiction and dismissing miracles outright. To see the fallacy of these typical objections, see here and here.

Let us turn to how the style of writing is evaluated……not by laymen, but by literary scholars. I know of two who were atheists who were teaching literature at the university level, then became Christian when they turned their eye toward the Bible.

Dr. C. S. Lewis was a professor of literature at Oxford and Cambridge. He said the following:

 All I am in private life is a literary critic and historian, that’s my job. And I am prepared to say on that basis if anyone thinks the Gospels are either legend or novels…

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I live in the UK, I'm married to Janet and I'm passionate about proposing a case for the historic Christian faith. You can find me on Twitter at @stuhgray.

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