From some of the emails I receive, there are a number of people who are uncomfortable about looking into and even questioning their faith.
Browse articles related to biblical studies including Christian Origins, the Historical Jesus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Gnosticism and early Christian Heresies.
When scholars talk about the “Historical Jesus,” they are looking to separate myth from reality. Who was Jesus as a person? We have no first-hand primary sources like his diaries. All we have are documents written by believers – and sometimes, non-believers – that were written after his death. This article attempts to explain what we know – and can know – about Jesus the man.
When we look back over the course of history, there are many groups that claim to have held the correct view of Christianity.
By studying the historical Christian origins, you can see how different theologians interpreted the Bible as they did, how their opponents countered, and ultimately, who won.
We know by piecing all the manuscripts and archaeological finds from the last 3000-5000 years together into a big picture. Here’s what’s involved.