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Challenging The Verdict: A Cross Examination Of Lee Strobel's "The Case For Christ"

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In the face of modern critical scholarship, which is steadily eroding the historical reliability of the Gospels and their presentation of Jesus, conservative writers have been making valiant attempts to reestablish confidence in the Christian record and doctrine. The most prominent of these, in popular exposure and commercial success, has been Lee Strobel, in his 1998 book ...more
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Published December 1st 2001 by Age of Reason Publications
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Greg
May 28, 2015 Greg added it
The Case for Christ was a Christian propaganda book in which Lee Strobel interviewed a selection of fundamentalist Christians and got them to give their excuses for why the vast majority of modern scholarship is wrong and the bible can be considered literally true. He throws a few softballs, but makes no attempt to critically interrogate them or their responses.
This book asks the questions a skeptic would have asked, with imagined responses and counter responses. It is clear that the conclusions
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Terri Lynn
Nov 18, 2012 Terri Lynn rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, atheism
I have read Lee Strobel's pathetic "Case for" books and was interested in Doherty's book because he wrote it in the form of a courtroom cross examination of that book. Strobel comes away looking like a simple-minded idiot promoting something that would have been thrown out of court for lack of evidence.

As Doherty points out, Strobel did NOT seek real evidence on the existence of an historical Jesus. Instead, he chose people who are conservative Christians to interview and as Doherty accuses,
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Russell
Jan 24, 2009 Russell rated it it was ok
Doherty's response to Lee Strobel's lousy book is much appreciated. However, he fails to acknowledge that his own positions are not the most popular with mainstream bible scholarship, and he doesn't always support those positions as well as he should.
David
Jan 11, 2010 David rated it liked it
Strobel is a complete putz and Doherty pretty effectively disassembles the bad apologetics of Strobel and his allies but Doherty is locked into his mythic origins theory that distracted from his arguments
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