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Sabbatum Excerpt: Jesus’ Disciples Sincerely Believed Jesus Rose from the Dead and Appeared to Them


Today’s excerpt is related to the resurrection of Jesus. When you refute the resurrection of Jesus Christ, you also have a burden to explain why the disciples who were hiding with fear for their own lives when Jesus was crucified were changed dramatically all of sudden. What made them to come forward with boldness and proclaim that the crucified Jesus had risen from the dead? Why were they ready to suffer and die for their faith? Read this excerpt: Continue reading Sabbatum Excerpt: Jesus’ Disciples Sincerely Believed Jesus Rose from the Dead and Appeared to Them

Sunday Terminology: Higher Criticism


Higher Criticism: This method involves the various disciplines that try to explain how the original documents were composed. It seeks to explain the sources that author used, how and in what circumstances he wrote and how he put them together.

Higher criticism can be subdivided into two largely distinct disciplines: (i) historical criticism and (ii) literary criticism

Historical Criticism: “Historical criticism studies the prehistory of the text – all of the influences leading up to and including the final assembling of a finished product by the author or editor.”

Literary criticism: “Literary criticism analyses the features of the text in the final form in which an author published it” (Blomberg, 83).