July 22, 2019

Peter Kreeft’s Objection #2 against the Survival Theory (TST) is based on a dubious passage from the 4th Gospel: The fact that the Roman soldier did not break Jesus’ legs, as he did to the other two crucified criminals (Jn 19:31-33), means that the soldier was sure Jesus was dead. Breaking the legs hastened the death so that the corpse could be taken down before the sabbath (v. 31).   (Handbook of Christian Apologetics, p. 183)   PROBLEM 1 WITH OBJECTION #2: … Read more

July 14, 2019

WHERE WE ARE AT In this series of posts I will defend the Survival Theory (TST) against the nine objections that Peter Kreeft puts forward in Chapter 8 of Handbook of Christian Apologetics (hereafter: HCA).   Kreeft’s nine objections to TST can also be found in an online article at the Strange Notions website. Kreeft mistakenly takes aim at the Swoon Theory, but in Part 1 of this series, I argue that he must take on the more general skeptical theory that… Read more

July 3, 2019

OBJECTION #8: THE WHERE DID JESUS GO? OBJECTION As I pointed out in Part 4  of this series, Peter Kreeft’s argument constituting Objection #8 against the Survival Theory (TST) is UNSOUND, because a key premise of that argument is clearly and obviously FALSE: 1. It is NOT the case that there is some historical data about Jesus’ life after his crucifixion. However, because this premise is so obviously false, we need to make an effort to find an interpretation (or… Read more

July 1, 2019

WHERE WE ARE AT In this series of posts I will defend the Survival Theory (TST) against the nine objections that Peter Kreeft puts forward in Chapter 8 of Handbook of Christian Apologetics (hereafter: HCA).   Kreeft’s nine objections to TST can also be found in an online article at the Strange Notions website. Kreeft mistakenly takes aim at the Swoon Theory, but in Part 1 of this series, I argue that he must take on the more general skeptical theory that… Read more

June 29, 2019

In this series of posts I will defend the Survival Theory (TST) against the nine objections that Peter Kreeft puts forward in Chapter 8 of Handbook of Christian Apologetics (hereafter: HCA).   Kreeft’s nine objections to TST can also be found in an online article at the Strange Notions website. (NOTE: Kreeft mistakenly takes aim at the Swoon Theory, but in Part 1 of this series, I argue that he must take on the more general skeptical theory that Jesus SURVIVED crucifixion.)… Read more

June 26, 2019

WHERE WE ARE AT In Part 4 of this series I argued that premise (1c) of Dr. Sean George’s argument is FALSE: 1c. Dr. Sean George was clinically dead for 1 hour and 25 minutes and then he came back to life without any neurological problems. (factual claim) The data that George provided only shows that he was clinically dead for at least 75 minutes or 1 hour and 15 minutes, but we can revise this premise and his argument to… Read more

June 7, 2019

WHERE WE ARE AT In Part 1 of this series of posts, I argued that Peter Kreeft’s definition of “the Swoon Theory” should be rejected, because if we accept his definition, then his case for the resurrection of Jesus immediately FAILS. Kreeft’s definition of “the Swoon Theory”asserts a specific explanation for the behavior of the Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus: (JAD) Jesus had swooned (or was unconscious) and he appeared to be dead, so the Roman soldiers mistakenly believed that… Read more

June 3, 2019

The prostate gland. Note that objections to this argument will be taken seriously only if made by men 65 or older. Read more

June 1, 2019

In Chapter 8 of his Handbook of Christian Apologetics (co-authored with Ronald Tacelli), Peter Kreeft attempts to disprove the Swoon Theory as part of an elimination-of-alternatives argument for the resurrection of Jesus.  Kreeft thinks that by disproving four skeptical theories, he can show that the Christian theory is true, that Jesus actually rose from the dead. Kreeft believes there are only five possible theories about the alleged resurrection of Jesus, and the Swoon Theory is one of those theories:     In… Read more

June 1, 2019

Dr. Peter Kreeft believes there are only five possible theories about the alleged resurrection of Jesus, and the Conspiracy Theory (hereafter: TCT) is one of those theories: In Chapter 8 of his Handbook of Christian Apologetics (co-authored with Ronald Tacelli), Peter Kreeft attempts to disprove the Conspiracy Theory (TCT), as part of an elimination-of-alternatives argument for the resurrection of Jesus.  Kreeft thinks that by disproving four skeptical theories, he can show that the Christian theory is true, that Jesus actually rose… Read more

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