Friday, March 29, 2013

Article: Were the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus Hallucinations? by Mike Licona

One of the facts regarding the resurrection of Jesus that almost all critical and non-critical scholars accept is that Jesus' disciples believed that He rose and appeared to them.  

As atheist New Testament (NT) scholar Gerd Ludemann states:

"“It may be taken as historically certain that Peter and the disciples had experiences after Jesus’ death in which Jesus appeared to them as the risen Christ.” [1]

However, Ludemann also appeals to hallucinations to explain these appearances.

In this featured article, NT historian Mike Licona demonstrates why the hallucination explanation fails.

Check it out here.

Further, we have dealt with this in the past here.

Courage and Godspeed,


1. Gerd L├╝demann, What Really Happened to Jesus?: A Historical Approach to the Resurrection, trans. John Bowden (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1995), 80. 

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