On May 14th, our Reasonable Faith NYC chapter attended a presentation by Dr. Darrell Bock, of Dallas Theological Seminary on the subject, “Why We Trust the Bible.” In this wonderful audio presentation you will find these things discussed:
1. Historical Criteria applied to the Gospels to test authenticity
2. The Jesus Seminar – goals and outcomes
3. Evaluating the Extra-Biblical attestation to Jesus (Joseph, Suetonius and Tacitus – special attention to Josephus)
4. A close look at the Crucifixion story and its historicity
A really great Q & A session was held afterwards. Yours truly asked the question: ”Could we even recognize an original autograph of the New Testament if it were in our midst?” I asked the same question to N.T. Wright when he was here in NYC a month ago (this audio event will go up soon – watch this space).
Here’s the Audio:
Dr. Bock provided us with a copy of his PowerPoint slides in pdf format: