Hello S. Joshua:
You wrote: but he is largely just echoing Habermas’s case.
Response: I have personally met Gary. He is a great guy and a definite Packer fan. I am also in contact with him… And, I am definitely familiar with his works and have them…
Habermas, Gary R. The Risen Jesus & Future Hope . Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003. [239 pages] Useful material was from 15-53… Not helpful to my book. His chapter headings include: : The Existence of God, The Person and Teachings of Christ, The Kingdom of God, Salvation, Eternal Life, The Testimony of the Holy Spirit, A Personal account, etc.
Habermas, Gary R. The Resurrection: Heart of the New Testament . [Volume1] Joplin, MO: College Press, 2000a. [239 pages] Respectfully more philosophical than a detailed analysis of the resurrection narratives.
Habermas, Gary R. The Resurrection: Heart of the Christian Life . [Volume2] Joplin, MO: College Press, 2000b. [118 pages] Respectfully more philosophical than a detailed analysis of the resurrection narratives.
Habermas, Gary R. The Resurrection of Jesus . Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1980. [187 pages; reprinted Lanham, MD University Press of America] For my book, only useful spanning pages 33-38; Chapters that were not useful to my Volume 1 - The Existence of God, The Person and Teachings of Christ, The Kingdom of God, Salvation, The Resurrection and Worldwide Views, etc.
Habermas, Gary R., and Antony Flew. Did the Resurrection Happen? A Conversation with Gary Habermas and Antony Flew . Edited by David Baggett. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009. [184 pages] A debate This work was published six years after I started my research…
Habermas, Gary R., and Antony Flew. Resurrected? An Atheist and Theist Dialogue . Edited by John Ankerberg. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. [112 pages] Some interesting discussion but lacked [in my opinion] substantial meat] This is my opinion… And, Flew was weak…
Habermas, Gary R., and Antony Flew. Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? The Resurrection Debate . Edited by Terry L. Miethe. San Francisco: Harper &; Row, 1987. [190 pages] Habermas penned about useful 60 pages…T Gary’s affirmative ran from pages 15-30 !and rebuttal 39-46… That’s it!
Habermas, Gary R., and Michael R. Licona. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus . Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004. [352 pages; N.B. This is an important work that explains the Minimal Facts strategy. I extensively deal with this book in Volume 2
Craig’s books are substantial [In my opinion]
Craig, William Lane. Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus . Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 1989. [442 pages. An absolute must read.]
Craig, William Lane. Knowing the Truth about the Resurrection: Our Response to the Empty Tomb . Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books, 1988. [153 pages. A short but detailed reading.]
Craig, William Lane. The Historical Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus During the Deist Controversy . Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 1985. [677 pages. A lengthy, important text to examine.]
Craig, William Lane. The Son Rises: The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus . Chicago: Moody, 1981. [156 pages. The first of the main works by Craig on this subject. A definite read.]
Craig, William Lane, and John Dominic Crossan. Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? A Debate Between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan . Edited by Paul Copan. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998. [192 pages]
Craig, William Lane, and Gerd Lüdemann. Jesus’ Resurrection: Fact or Figment? A Debate Between William Lane Craig & Gerd Lüdemann . Edited by Paul Copan and Ronald K. Tacelli. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. [206 pages]
In reference to Wright, I am not attacking a straw man…I am being honest in my evaluation of his 2003 work. And, as I commented, it does, in fact, contain a wealth of background information. However, his Easter Narratives were lacking, as compared to Craig. Again, this is just my opinion.
I respect your opinion but humbly disagree!
Moreover, it appears neither of you actually engaged with up-to-date historical scholarship on these questions.
Response: My book was already 912 pages with an 80 page bibliography. In Volumes 2 and 3, I will deal with some of these concerns. Volume 1 dealt with an analysis of the seven relevant chapters from the Christian Bible…