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The Resource Cold-case Christianity : a homicide detective investigates the claims of the Gospels, J. Warner Wallace

Cold-case Christianity : a homicide detective investigates the claims of the Gospels, J. Warner Wallace

Label
Cold-case Christianity : a homicide detective investigates the claims of the Gospels
Title
Cold-case Christianity
Title remainder
a homicide detective investigates the claims of the Gospels
Statement of responsibility
J. Warner Wallace
Title variation
Cold case Christianity
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For the first thirty-five years of his life, J. Warner Wallace was a devout atheist. After all, how can you believe a claim made about an event in the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence? Then Wallace realized something. Christianity was a lot like the cold cases he solved as a homicide detective--cold cases that turned out to have enough evidence, eyewitnesses, and records to solve. When Wallace applied his skills as an expert detective to the assertions of the New Testament, he came to a startling realization: the case for Christianity was as convincing as any case he'd ever worked as a detective."--p. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, J. Warner
Dewey number
239
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BT1103
LC item number
.W345 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apologetics
  • Jesus Christ
  • Christian life
Label
Cold-case Christianity : a homicide detective investigates the claims of the Gospels, J. Warner Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • SECTION 1: Learn to be a detective: ten important principles every aspiring detective needs to master -- Chapter 1: Don't be a "know-it-all": resisting the influence of dangerous presuppositions -- Chapter 2: Learn how to "infer": understanding the role of "abductive reasoning" -- Chapter 3: Think "circumstantially": respecting the nature of circumstantial evidence -- Chapter 4: Test your witnesses: evaluating the reliability of witnesses -- Chapter 5: Hang on every word: examining the choice and meaning of language -- Chapter 6: Separate artifacts from evidence: determining what's important evidentially -- Chapter 7: Resist conspiracy theories: recognizing the rarity of true conspiracies -- Chapter 8: Respect the "chain of custody": establishing reliability by tracing the evidence -- Chapter 9: Know when "enough is enough"" getting comfortable with your conclusions -- Chapter 10: Prepare for an attack: distinguishing between possible alternatives and reasonable refutations --
  • SECTION 2: Examine the evidence: applying the principles of investigation to the claims of the New Testament -- Chapter 11: Were they present? were the gospels written early enough to have been authored by true eyewitnesses? -- Chapter 12: Were they corroborated? Is the testimony of the gospel writers confirmed by outside sources and evidence? -- Chapter 13: Were they accurate? did the gospel writers falsely report anything that would invalidate their testimony? -- Chapter 14: Were they biased? were the gospel writers motivated to lie about their testimony? -- Postscript: Becoming a "two decision" Christian: deciding to believe and defend the truth --
  • APPENDIX: Witnesses and resources: compiling the resources necessary to make the case -- Case files: Expert witnesses: identifying the expert witnesses who can testify comprehensively about the evidence described in each chapter -- Case files: Assisting officers: identifying the officers and detectives who have assisted in making the case for Christianity -- Case files: Case notes: collecting the data and information supporting the evidence described in each chapter
Control code
ocn785079535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781434705464
Lccn
2012951458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)785079535
  • a1153914
Label
Cold-case Christianity : a homicide detective investigates the claims of the Gospels, J. Warner Wallace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • SECTION 1: Learn to be a detective: ten important principles every aspiring detective needs to master -- Chapter 1: Don't be a "know-it-all": resisting the influence of dangerous presuppositions -- Chapter 2: Learn how to "infer": understanding the role of "abductive reasoning" -- Chapter 3: Think "circumstantially": respecting the nature of circumstantial evidence -- Chapter 4: Test your witnesses: evaluating the reliability of witnesses -- Chapter 5: Hang on every word: examining the choice and meaning of language -- Chapter 6: Separate artifacts from evidence: determining what's important evidentially -- Chapter 7: Resist conspiracy theories: recognizing the rarity of true conspiracies -- Chapter 8: Respect the "chain of custody": establishing reliability by tracing the evidence -- Chapter 9: Know when "enough is enough"" getting comfortable with your conclusions -- Chapter 10: Prepare for an attack: distinguishing between possible alternatives and reasonable refutations --
  • SECTION 2: Examine the evidence: applying the principles of investigation to the claims of the New Testament -- Chapter 11: Were they present? were the gospels written early enough to have been authored by true eyewitnesses? -- Chapter 12: Were they corroborated? Is the testimony of the gospel writers confirmed by outside sources and evidence? -- Chapter 13: Were they accurate? did the gospel writers falsely report anything that would invalidate their testimony? -- Chapter 14: Were they biased? were the gospel writers motivated to lie about their testimony? -- Postscript: Becoming a "two decision" Christian: deciding to believe and defend the truth --
  • APPENDIX: Witnesses and resources: compiling the resources necessary to make the case -- Case files: Expert witnesses: identifying the expert witnesses who can testify comprehensively about the evidence described in each chapter -- Case files: Assisting officers: identifying the officers and detectives who have assisted in making the case for Christianity -- Case files: Case notes: collecting the data and information supporting the evidence described in each chapter
Control code
ocn785079535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781434705464
Lccn
2012951458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)785079535
  • a1153914

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