PHIL 240 Quiz 7

PHIL 240 Quiz 7 Liberty University

  1. One strong line of support for the empty tomb is the fact that Jesus was publically executed in Jerusalem, the same city where claims to his resurrection and the empty tomb began.
  2. The “minimal facts approach” seeks to defend the resurrection of Christ based upon the fewest possible number of facts necessary to prove the resurrection.
  3. The simplicity of Mark’s account of the discovery of the empty tomb supports the authenticity of the account based upon the lack of theological embellishment that typically characterizes legendary development.
  4. The fact that the disciples claimed
    that Jesus rose from the dead is not sufficient in supporting whether or not they actually believed
  5. When it comes to history, we can only speak of probability, not 100% certainty. In this sense one cannot “prove” the resurrection because it is not a repeatable event or occurrence.
  6. Because Paul did not know Jesus during his ministry prior to the resurrection, any testimony from Paul can be discarded as insignificant in supporting a case for the resurrection of Christ.
  7. In providing historical testimony, attestation by a friend adds greater support to historical claims than attestation from “enemy” sources.
  8. The death of Jesus is attested to not only in the Gospels but also from external sources as well.
  9. The “minimal facts approach” to the resurrection question considers only those data that are so strongly attested historically that they are granted by nearly every scholar who studies the subject, even the skeptical ones.
  10. The fact that the gospels all list women as eyewitnesses to the empty tomb is odd if the story was fabricated due to the fact that in Jewish and in Roman cultures, the testimony of women was not held as credible.
  11. One strong line of support for the empty tomb is the fact that Jesus was publically executed in Jerusalem, the same city where claims to his resurrection and the empty tomb began.
  12. An indicator that an event or saying is authentic in the historical record occurs when the source would not be expected because it embarrasses the presumable cause of the author of the historical record.
  13. The fact that Jesus died by crucifixion is accepted by the vast majority of scholars, even the liberal/critical ones.
  14. The simplicity of Mark’s gospel makes it the most suspect and least dependable gospel on matters of historical reliability.
  15. The reason for promoting a minimal core facts approach to defending the resurrection over the traditional approach is:
  16. The two criteria in determining what constitutes a “minimal fact” are that they are well evidenced and that nearly every scholar accepts them.
  17. The simplicity of Mark’s account of the discovery of the empty tomb supports the authenticity of the account based upon the lack of theological embellishment that typically characterizes legendary development.
  18. An inquiry into the external arguments for the resurrection of Christ also provides an excellent starting point for confirming the trustworthiness of the Bible.
  19. According to Dr. Foreman’s presentation, one of the core facts we listed in his minimalistic argument for the resurrection was the presence of the guards at the tomb.
  20. Because Paul did not know Jesus during his ministry prior to the resurrection, any testimony from Paul can be discarded as insignificant in supporting a case for the resurrection of Christ.
  21. The fact that Jesus died by crucifixion is accepted by the vast majority of scholars, even the liberal/critical ones.
  22. The gospel tradition recounted in 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 predates the four gospels, and thus is an earlier witness to the resurrection of Christ than the four gospels.
  23. The empty tomb of Jesus does not meet the criteria of being a “minimal fact” because it is not accepted by nearly every scholar who studies the subject of the historical Jesus.
  24. An inquiry into the external arguments for the resurrection of Christ also provides an excellent starting point for confirming the trustworthiness of the Bible.
  25. The empty tomb of Jesus does not technically meet the criteria of being a “minimal fact” because it is not accepted by nearly every scholar who studies the subject of the historical Jesus.
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