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REVIEW: ‘An Empty Tomb’ – Meditations of a Christian Medic

LINK:
http://joshpeppiatt.tumblr.com/post/67664252222/an-empty-tomb

REVIEW:
A certain British High Court Judge, Sir Edward Clark, analysed the legal evidence for the Resurrection of Christ in depth, and subsequently released the following verdict:

To me the evidence is conclusive, and over and over again in the High Court I have secured the verdict on evidence not nearly so compelling. As a lawyer I accept the gospel evidence unreservedly as the testimony of truthful men to facts that they were able to substantiate.

(Source: http://www.dartmouthapologia.org/articles/show/110)  

Coming to a thought-out conclusion on the Resurrection requires thorough research and a critical mind, and at the very least it would do Sir Edward Clark and the British legal system a disservice to pretend otherwise.  This Christian medic’s article is a great starting point for anyone who wants to take a dip into this exciting and explosive undertaking, either because they’re just curious or because they’re considering diving right in.

Here are arguments for the Resurrection of Christ researched and summarized by a bona fide medic whom I can vouch, from having known him personally, is definitely the scientist he says he is.  Having read a few Christian apologetic works myself, including Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ and Josh McDowell’s More Than A Carpenter, I can confirm that this article has its facts straight as they can be, and conveys a variety of points in a neat and readable way. While the article’s scope cannot contain the depth and subtlety of a longer work, as a summary of arguments it is not misleading.

My only criticism is that there is much more evidence besides what this Christian medic has been able to confine into the space of a short article, and of varying different kinds.  In light of this I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to consider this topic in more depth to check out the titles I’ve cited above, as well as any relevant titles in my list of book recommendations.

Enjoy!

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