Jesus must be either who He said He was–the Son of God–or He must have been a liar or a lunatic. So goes the “trilemma” as developed in the apologetics of C. S. Lewis. But now lots of people are claiming another option, that He was simply a legend. But was he? And how can we persuade someone who thinks he was?
Tom Gilson, in Touchstone, offers a quite brilliant line of thought refuting that notion, in what is, in effect, a literary apologetic. Read it all, but I give a sample after the break. [Read more...]