Michael Patton at Reclaiming the Mind’s Parchment and Pen Blog shared the evidence of the resurrection in a couple of posts. I wanted to share the outline, but encourage you to go read the posts in detail.
First he gives internal evidence – which he defines as “evidence coming from within the primary witness documents, the New Testament. He includes in that list:
Public Extraordinary Claims
Lack of Motivation for Fabrication
Then he lists the external evidence defined as, “Collaborative evidence coming from outside the primary witness documents.”
Preservation of the Documents
Survival in a Hostile Environment
Be sure you read both posts. Good stuff!
Update: Also see how the Apostles’ Deaths give evidence to Easter.
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