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The ASK Podcast 3 – Jesus is History, Living and True

This weeks ASK podcast is again with Greg Sheridan – you can get it here on Podbean (we are still waiting for Apple Itunes to give approval!) and also on Spotify…

We continue our discussion on Greg’s book “Christians: the Urgent Case for Jesus in Our World”.    We look at the influence of the Bible on the West – is the Bible historical?   What about biblical ‘scholarship’ which denies what the Bible says?  “Once you accept that the New Testament is the work of eyewitnesses, and reporters who spoke to eyewitnesses, then Jesus becomes the most richly documented figure of the ancient world.”   “But there is nothing in history to convince the believer, or indeed just the fair-minded inquirer, that the Gospels are not true”   Enjoy, comment, question, read, listen, pray and pass on!

The ASK Podcast – Greg Sheridan on The Cross




  1. A fascinating talk. Thanks! A larger and more expensive Richard Bauckham book is mentioned. For an slimmer (and cheaper!) option Grove Booklets do: ‘The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony (B48)’ by Bauckham. It’s 25 pages and costs £4. It’s a super read.

  2. One of the leaders, if not THE leader, of the fightback against ‘modern biblical scholarship’ in the Catholic Church is Scott Hahn. Here he is, talking about his new book, “The Decline and Fall of Scripture” and the problems of misusing historical-critical methods.
    What’s Wrong with Modern Biblical Scholarship?
    In this talk, Scott Hahn takes the roots of modern biblical scholarship and its problems much further back than the eighteenth century.
    Professor Scott Hahn, Father Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the University of Steubenville.
    Co-author of “Politicising the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularisation of Scripture 1300-1700” and “Modern Biblical Criticism as a Tool of Statecraft (1700-1900)”.
    “The Decline and Fall of Scripture” covers the same ground as those two books but at a more popular level.

    1. The dating of P52 is widely disputed – estimates vary from second half of the 1st century to the 2nd half of the 2nd. Some have gone as early as the 60’s AD, others as late as 200.

      1. Please David, what is your SOURCE for saying the ‘second half of the 1st century’? Who are the ‘some’ who ‘have gone as early as the 60’s AD’? Thanks

      2. David, I am interested in your source for that early dating. Could you please respond? Thanks

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