Late dating of the gospels

25-Nov-2016 05:54

Gospel Authors: General Considerations The "anonymity" of the Gospels authors is something that many Skeptics claim.

Yet I have noted that in making this argument, critics never explain to us how their arguments would work if applied equally to secular ancient documents whose authenticity and authorship is never (or is no longer) questioned, but are every bit as "anonymous" in the same sense that the Gospels are.

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To say it is “developed” assumes that it was once “primitive.” Actually the argument cuts both ways: one could argue that because Mark was written early, the theology is not” developed,” but truly characteristic of what Jesus taught.

William Lane Craig states, “Although most New Testament critics claim that the gospels were written after A. 70, that assertion, states Cambridge University’s John A. Robinson, is largely the result of scholarly laziness, the tyranny of unexamined presuppositions, and almost willful blindness on the part of the critics.” [1] It would seem that the unexamined presuppositions and assumptions are in need of examining, which is the goal of this article.

I will be highlighting the robust, factual and thorough work of both William Lane Craig, and that of J.

They also maintain the Gospels were written centuries after the lifetimes of the eyewitnesses.

The late date of the writings allowed legends and exaggerations to proliferate, they say. The first challenge to address is how to account for the differences among the four Gospels.

To say it is “developed” assumes that it was once “primitive.” Actually the argument cuts both ways: one could argue that because Mark was written early, the theology is not” developed,” but truly characteristic of what Jesus taught.William Lane Craig states, “Although most New Testament critics claim that the gospels were written after A. 70, that assertion, states Cambridge University’s John A. Robinson, is largely the result of scholarly laziness, the tyranny of unexamined presuppositions, and almost willful blindness on the part of the critics.” [1] It would seem that the unexamined presuppositions and assumptions are in need of examining, which is the goal of this article.I will be highlighting the robust, factual and thorough work of both William Lane Craig, and that of J.They also maintain the Gospels were written centuries after the lifetimes of the eyewitnesses.The late date of the writings allowed legends and exaggerations to proliferate, they say. The first challenge to address is how to account for the differences among the four Gospels.Mark wrote to a Greek or Gentile audience to prove that Jesus is the Son of God.