The “Bias” of Biblical Scholars

(Κέλσος) – Matthew W. Ferguson:

As I stated in my previous post, I will be writing a multi-part review of Craig Keener’s Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts here on Κέλσος.

The second installment of this review is on Keener’s repeated assertion that there is a bias in Biblical Studies against the historical authenticity of miracles. …

By framing so much of his discussion in terms of “antisupernaturalism” and “dogma” and “ethnocentrism,” Keener sets up a straw man caricature of why secular biblical scholars and skeptics alike treat the miracles reported in the New Testament with caution. I think that the real reasons why people are skeptical of the New Testament accounts is far more nuanced and complicated than what Keener portrays to his reading audience of primarily evangelical Christians. …

adversusapologetica…2015/12/30/review

Craig S. Keener: Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts

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