In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast we talk about the six persistent myths about Easter.
Is the origin of Easter pagan? Does the name come from a Mesopotamian or Anglo-Saxon goddess of fertility? Are Easter eggs a symbol of spring and fertility? And, more seriously, what about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus? Can the history of this narrative be trusted?
Some of the resources I used to help prepare for this show:
- Jimmy Akin on Easter Myths
- History for Atheists on Myths About Easter
- A Cleric of Oxford on Anglo-Saxon Easter Customs
- Scott Hahn on Contradictions in the Easter Narratives
- William Lane Craig on the Plausibility of Jesus’ Resurrection
- Word on Fire Ministries on the Believability of the Resurrection
- Richard Carrier responds to Bart Ehrman on Evidence of Jesus’ Existence
Listen to this episode right here.