Debate: Are the Gospels Historically Reliable? (Akin V. Ehrman)

Akin shows a helpful chart near the beginning of his opening monologue showing that reliability is a spectrum. He then lists off all the events/elements of the Gospels that Ehrman himself finds as factually accurate. Stunning! Have a look!

Catholic Answers
: The teachings of Jesus Christ have influenced millions of people in the 2,000 years since he lived. But in recent times, many skeptics of Christianity have questioned whether the four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—can be trusted as true accounts of his life and teaching. Where do the Gospels come from, and how can we be sure they are an accurate record of historical events?

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On Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m., Catholic Answers author and apologist Jimmy Akin will debate Bart D. Ehrman on the topic “Are the Gospels Historically Reliable?” Be sure to join us for what is sure to be an exciting and informative exchange.

About Jimmy Akin:
Jimmy Akin is an internationally known author and speaker. As the senior apologist at Catholic Answers, he has more than twenty-five years’ experience defending and explaining the Faith. Jimmy is a convert and has an extensive background in the Bible, theology, the Church Fathers, philosophy, canon law, and liturgy.

About Bart Ehrman:
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his teaching career at Rutgers University and joined the faculty in the department of religious studies at UNC in 1988, where he has served as chair of the department and director of graduate studies.

00:00 Waitroom
02:57 Introduction and Prayer
12:28 Bart Ehrman: Opening Statement
34:53 Jimmy Akin: Opening Statement
53:49 Bart Ehrman: Rebuttal
01:04:21 Jimmy Akin: Rebuttal
01:14:37 Bart Ehrman: Cross-Examination
01:26:18 Jimmy Akin: Cross-Examination
01:41:31 Break
01:53:03 Q&A
02:25:34 Bart Ehrman: Closing Statement
02:29:28 Jimmy Akin: Closing Statement
02:33:23 Conclusion and Prayer

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