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What the Writers Should Have Done Better: A Case for the Resurrection of Jesus Based on Ancient Criticisms of the Resurrection Reports

Russ Dudrey
Champlin, Minnesota

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Abstract

Assuming Jesus was not resurrected, one must explain Christian origins with a “mythmaking” model. This, however, cannot explain the problems ancient readers perceived in the resurrection accounts. These are addressed in pagan critics, Gnostic Christianity, and the apocryphal Gospel of Peter. Mythmakers should have done a better job fabricating the Christian story.

 
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