Buried Hope or Risen Savior


Format: Paperback

Vendor: B&H Publishing Group

Publication Date: January 01, 2008

ISBN: 0805447172

ISBN-13: 9780805447170

Number of Pages: 256

Weight: 0.77 lb

Dimensions: 9 × 6 (inches)

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Buried Hope or Risen Savior? argues for the credibility of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, engaging the issue in relation to the recent “Jesus Family Tomb” claims that continue making headlines around the world.

Among the contributors, Steve Ortiz (professor of Biblical Archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) discusses the general background of this type of tomb and the archaeology of the Talpiot tomb site. Craig Evans (New Testament professor at Acadia Divinity College) writes about ossuaries and tomb inscriptions. Richard Bauckham (New Testament professor at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews) gives the history of Jewish names, extrabiblical writings, and Mary Magdalene. William Dembski (SWBTS research professor in Philosophy) discusses the statistical evidence for the names found on the Talpiot tomb to have been “Jesus.” Mike Licona (North American Mission Board director of Apologetics and Interfaith Evangelism) responds to claims that finding the bones of Jesus would not disprove Christ’s resurrection. Gary Habermas (Apologetics & Philosophy chair at Liberty University) summarizes the evidence for the bodily resurrection of Jesus. And Darrell Bock (New Testament professor at Dallas Theological Seminary) addresses the importance of the resurrection and how Christians should respond to challenges upon their faith.

Author Info

Charles Quarles is vice president for integration of faith and learning and associate professor of religion in the Christian studies division at Louisiana College. He is also a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi, holds M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and was recently recognized as Outstanding Research Professor of the Year at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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