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The Bedrock of Christianity: The Unalterable Facts of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

ISBN: 9781683593607


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The bedrock of truth about Jesus

Can we all agree on some things about Jesus, regardless of our belief—or unbelief?

Perhaps surprisingly, there is a lot upon which all scholars can agree. When surveying historical scholarship, there are certain truths about Jesus that Christians, agnostics, and skeptics must affirm.

In The Bedrock of Christianity, Justin Bass shows how—regardless of one’s feelings about Christianity—there lies a bedrock of truths about Jesus’ life and ministry that are held by virtually all scholars of ancient history, classics, and biblical studies. Through an examination of each of these key facts, readers will encounter the unalterable truths upon which everyone can agree. Useful for both Christians and non-Christians alike, this study demonstrates what we can really know about the historical truth of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Praise for The Bedrock of Christianity

Very highly recommended

–Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor & Chair, Philosophy Department, Liberty University

Justin Bass offers a delightful excavation of the historical foundations of the Christian faith pertaining to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

–Michael F. Bird, Academic Dean and Lecturer of Theology, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

Justin Bass serves as your expert guide through the maze.

–Michael Licona, Associate Professor of Theology, Houston Baptist University

This is an excellent defense of the essential, historic foundation of Christianity.

–Trent Horn, Staff Apologist, Catholic Answers; author of Counterfeit Christs

Justin Bass takes us down to the core historical facts which have to be explained, surveys the best historical scholarship on each, and shows why ultimately they point towards a risen Lord.

–Andrew Wilson, Teaching Pastor, King’s Church London; author of If God, Then What

Accessible to the lay reader but written with the acuity of a New Testament scholar.

–Mark Penick, Senior Pastor, Metro East Baptist Church

  • Foreword by Darrell L. Bock
  • Introduction
  • When Titans Meet
  • Studying History Is Time Traveling
  • Bedrock Eyewitness: The Apostle Paul
  • Bedrock Source: 1 Corinthians 15:3–7
  • Crucifixion: “Christ Died for our Sins and He was Buried”
  • Resurrection: “He was Raised on the Third Day”
  • Appearances: “To Peter, The Twelve, More than 500, James and Paul”
  • The Rise of the Nazarenes: “Fighting Against God”
  • This Is Wondrous Strange
  • New Creation
  • Title: The Bedrock of Christianity: The Unalterable Facts of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
  • Author: Justin W. Bass
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Pages: 272
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 5x8
  • ISBN: 9781683593607

Justin W. Bass is professor of New Testament at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (JETS) in Amman, Jordan. Before moving to Jordan, he and his family lived in Frisco, TX, where he was a pastor of a church for six years and an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and Dallas Christian College. He has a PhD in New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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