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lost gospels dvd A fascinating, fast-paced, exciting exploration of Jesus' fate, Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead? shows how Jesus' Resurrection has consequences for every one of us. If Christ has not been raised, said the Apostle Paul, Christian faith is in vain.

If Christ has not been raised, said the Apostle Paul, Christian faith is in vain. The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is not an incidental or minor aspect of Christianity. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, Christianity is certainly false.

Skeptics have long tried to show that there was no Resurrection. Today, there has been a resurgence of attacks on this central truth of Christianity. Some people claim that the followers of Jesus fabricated the Resurrection. Others argue that the disciples hallucinated or had a "vision" of their dead master, which they confused with a truly risen Jesus. Others still suggest that the Resurrection was a myth or that the apostles may have seen a "spirit" or witnessed a "spiritual resurrection" that had nothing to do with an empty tomb and the transformation of Jesus' dead body.

Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead? carefully scrutinizes the historical evidence. Rather than accept Christian belief blindly, top scholars and biblical historians critically examine alternative explanations. In the end, they show why it is a matter of sound reason as well as faith to affirm what the early Church proclaimed: Jesus is risen.

A fascinating, fast-paced, exciting exploration of Jesus' fate, Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead? shows how Jesus' Resurrection has consequences for every one of us.

Featuring the following scholars and theologians: Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, Johnnette Benkovic, Craig Blomberg, Ph.D., Craig Evans, Ph.D., Tim Gray, Ph.D., Gary Habermas, Ph.D., Edward Sri, Ph.D., Roy Schoeman, Jesuit Father Ronald Tacelli, and Ben Witherington III, Ph.D.

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Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week--From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection
by Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI

"Working from Scripture, the Church Fathers and contemporary scholarship, Benedict XVI deftly brings together the historical and theological dimensions of the gospel portraits of Jesus."
-- +Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver

For Christians, Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, who died for the sins of the world, and who rose from the dead in triumph over sin and death. For non-Christians, he is almost anything else--a myth, a political revolutionary, a prophet whose teaching was misunderstood or distorted by his followers.

Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, and no myth, revolutionary, or misunderstood prophet, insists Benedict XVI. He thinks that the best of historical scholarship, while it can't "prove" Jesus is the Son of God, certainly doesn't disprove it. Indeed, Benedict maintains that the evidence, fairly considered, brings us face-to-face with the challenge of Jesus--a real man who taught and acted in ways that were tantamount to claims of divine authority, claims not easily dismissed as lunacy or deception.

Benedict XVI presents this challenge in his new book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, the sequel volume to Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration.

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Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
Jesus of Nazareth Study Guide




Lost Gospels Or False Gospels? DVD

Christians and many non-Christians have long accepted Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John--the four gospels of the New Testament--as the only reliable accounts of the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth. Recent media stories and certain best-selling books have alerted the public to alternative writings about Jesus, leading many people--including many believers--to wonder why we should consider only the four New Testament gospels as "gospel truth."

The alternative writings about Jesus bear the names of such prominent early Christians as Peter, Thomas, Mary Magdalene, Judas, James, and Andrew. Some of these writings purport to contain "secret" teachings of Jesus, to recount his childhood or to fill in other gaps in the story of Jesus. Some contradict the New Testament. What should informed believers and nonbelievers make of them? Were they written by disciples of Jesus as they claim? How do they compare with the New Testament gospels? Are these works "lost gospels" or "false gospels"?

In this thought-provoking DVD, top scholars of early Christian writings answer these and other crucial questions. They discuss the relationship between these works and the New Testament. The experts also explore Gnostic writings such as the "Gospel of Thomas" and the "Gospel of Judas", and they reveal startling facts about the groups who composed them. Anyone who is interested in the truth about Jesus and the early Church must see Lost Gospels or False Gospels?

Featuring: Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, Dr. Craig Evans, Dr. Ben Witherington, III, Dr. Timothy Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Dr. Craig Blomberg, and Dr. Gary Habermas.

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RELATED ARTICLES and BOOK EXCERPTS:

Selections from Jesus, The Apostles, and the Early Church | Pope Benedict XVI
The Truth of the Resurrection | Excerpts from Introduction to Christianity | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Seeing Jesus in the Gospel of John | Excerpts from On The Way to Jesus Christ | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
God Made Visible | A Review of On The Way to Jesus Christ | Justin Nickelsen
A Shepherd Like No Other | Excerpt from Behold, God's Son! | Christoph Cardinal Schönborn
Encountering Christ in the Gospel | Excerpt from My Jesus | Christoph Cardinal Schönborn
A Jesus Worth Dying For | On the Foreword to Benedict XVI's Jesus of Nazareth | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
The Divinity of Christ | From Fundamentals of the Faith | Peter Kreeft
Jesus Is Catholic | From In The Fullness of Faith | Hans Urs von Balthasar
The Religion of Jesus | From Christ, The Ideal of the Priest | Blessed Columba Marmion