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The Testimony of the Evangelists: The Gospels Examined by the Rules of Evidence

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This time-honored work includes an examination of the legal procedures in the trial of Jesus.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 10th 1995 by Kregel Publications
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Ashish Jaituni
Jan 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: apologetics
Simon Greenleaf, one of the principle founders of the Harvard Law School, originally set out to disprove the biblical testimony concerning the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was certain that a careful examination of the internal witness of the Gospels would dispel all the myths at the heart of Christianity. But this legal scholar came to the conclusion that the witnesses were reliable, and that the resurrection did in fact happen.

A very good book written in a very different style, style used
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John
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Do you like reading legal documents? No? Me either, which is why I'm giving this only two stars.
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“The Testimony of the Evangelists” by Simon Greenleaf is an excellent book laying out three different aspects of the Christian belief with the perspective of those who are practiced in the legal field. This is a book written by believing lawyers and academics who seek to examine and prove the truthfulness of the Scriptures. There are three topics that are discussed in this book: the credibility of the Gospels and their authors, the justice of Jesus’s trial, and a view at Greek manuscripts. The f ...more
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Greenleaf is an important figure in the development of that Christian school of thought known as legal or juridical apologetics. His principal work of legal scholarship is A Treatise on the Law of Evidence (3 vols., 1842–1853).
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