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Copycat Myth-takes

"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty." -- 2 Peter 1:16

What do you tell someone who believes Christianity is itself a myth, or is based upon other religions, or that Jesus Christ never existed? The answers can be found in the following essays.


Always Be Ready Apologetics Ministry
(Fl. 21st century)

American apologetics online ministry. Read about ABR: here.

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Ankerberg, John
(Born 1945)

President and founder of The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute. Read about Dr. Ankerberg here.

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Bancarz, Steven
(Fl. 21st Century)

Christian apologist and webmaster of Reasons for Jesus here. Read about Bancarz here.

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Bedard, Stephen J.
(Fl. 21st century)

Canadian author, speaker, teacher and blogger. He has M.Div, M.Th and MA degrees from McMaster Divinity College and is a D.Min student at Acadia Divinity College. He is the director of Hope's Reason Ministries. Read about Bedard here. "One of my main areas of research is the Jesus myth theory. What is the Jesus myth? This is a theory that argues that the historical Jesus never existed and that the Jesus of the Gospels is based on pagan myths. The purpose of this page is to provide links to resources dealing with the Jesus myth." This page lists primary sources detailing the myths.

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Bishop, James
(Fl. 21st century)

Christian apologist. Website, Historical Jesus Studies.

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Bock, Darrell L.

Biblical scholar. Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary. Read about Bock here.

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Boyd, Gregory A.
(Born 1957)

American theologian and author. Boyd is Senior Pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Note: Boyd is not a "Christian nation" advocate. Read about Boyd here.

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Butler, Christopher
(Fl. 21st century)

Christian apologist Blog: The Invisible Things.

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Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry
(1995- )

Matt Slick, founder. Read about Slick here. Read about Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry here.

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Christian CADRE (Colligation of Apologetics Debate Research and Evangelism)
(Fl. 21st century)

Christian apologetics online ministry. Website here.

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Closson, Don
(Fl. 21st Century)

Director of Administration and Research Associate at the Center of Church Based Training. Read about Closson here.

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Craig, William Lane
(Born 1949)

American philosopher, theologian, New Testament historian, and Christian apologist. Read about Craig here and here.

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Daniel, Prayson Wilfred
(Fl. 21st century)

Tanzanian minister. Blog: With All I Am. Read about Daniel here.

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"The Divine Evidence"
(Fl. 21st century)

Web ministry. Website here.

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Eddy, Paul Rhodes
(Fl. 21st century)

Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies at Bethel University (St. Paul). He holds the B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies (Bethel University), the M.A. in Theological Studies (Bethel Theological Seminary), and the PhD in Theology (Marquette University). His primary research interests include methodological issues in historical Jesus studies, John Hick and religious pluralism, and Christology and the Atonement. He also serves as Teaching Pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, MN. Read about Eddy here.

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Esposito, Lenny
(Fl. 21st century)

President and founder of Come Reason Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization. Read about Esposito here.

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Evangelical Catholic Apologetics
(Fl. 21st century)

Catholic apologetics website. Website here.

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Evans, Craig A.
(Fl. 21st century)

New Testament scholar, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College of Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The author or editor of more than fifty books and hundreds of articles, Evans is a regular guest on many national media outlets, including NBC, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and BBC. He is an internationally distinguished authority and lecturer on the historical Jesus. Read more about Evans here.

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Fiene, Hans
(Born 1980)

Lutheran pastor in Illinois, creator of the online video series Lutheran Satire, a project intended to teach the orthodox Lutheran faith through the use of humor and (primarily) animation. Read more about Fiene here.

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Foreman, Mark W.
(Fl. 21st century)

Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Liberty University. Read more about Foreman here.

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Geisler, Norman
(Born 1932)

Apologist. Learn more about Geisler here.

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Habermas, Gary

Modern apologist/scholar. Read more about Habermas here.

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Hannam, James
(Fl. 21st century)

British author. "I am a historian of science specialising in the relationship between science and Christianity in the Medieval and Early Modern eras. I took my Masters (2003) from Birkbeck College, University of London and my PhD (2008) in the History and Philosophy of Science at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. My reviews and articles have been published in the academic journals British Journal of the History of Science, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliography Society, Science and Christian Belief and Perspectives on Science and Faith." Learn more about Hannam here.

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Hinman, Joseph
(Fl. 21st century)

Independent scholar. Author, The Trace of God. Read about Hinman here.

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Holding, James Patrick
(Fl. 21st century)

President, Tekton Apologetics Ministries. Read more about Holding here.

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House, H. Wayne
(Fl. 21st century)

H. Wayne House is Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies at Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington and President of Christian Perspectives International. Read about House here. Website here.

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Inspiring Philosophy
(Fl. 21st century)

An anonymous video apologetics service. Read about Inspiring Philosophy here. Website here.

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Craig S. Keener
(Born 1960)

North American academic and professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. Read about Keener here and here.

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Lawson, Brian
(Born 1961)

Christian apologist. Ministry: In the Word Ministries. Read about Lawson here.

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Lewis, Clive Staples (C. S.)
(1898-1963)

Oxford scholar. Apologist. Read about Lewis here.

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Licona, Michael R. / Mike
(Born 1961)

Ph.D. in New Testament Studies (University of Pretoria). Associate professor in theology at Houston Baptist University. Ministry: Risen Jesus. Read about Licona here.

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Marshall, David B.
(Fl. 21st century)

Modern Christian apologist. Internional Department, Yiya Middle School, Educational Director, Changshan, Hunan, China. Blog: Christ the Tao.

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McDowell, Josh
(Born 1939)

Modern Christian apologist. Learn more about McDowell here.

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McFall, Mark
(Fl. early 21st Century)

Christian apologist.

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Metzger, Bruce Manning
(1914-2007)

American biblical scholar and textual critic, longtime professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and Bible editor who served on the board of the American Bible Society and United Bible Societies. He was a scholar of Greek, New Testament, and New Testament textual criticism. Read about Metzger here.

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Miller, Glenn
(Fl. 21st century)

IT business executive. Founder, Christian Thinktank. Read more about Miller here and here.

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Nash, Ronald H.
(1936-2006)

Evangelical Baptist philosophy professor at Reformed Theological Seminary. Read about Nash here.

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Olson, Carl E.
(Born 1969)

Catholic apologist. Read about Olson and his works here.

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O'Neill, Tim
(Fl. 21st century)

"Wry, dry, rather sarcastic, eccentric, occasionally arrogant Irish-Australian atheist ..." Read about O'Neill here.

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Pearse, Roger
(Fl. 21st Century)

Software consultant with "an interest in manuscripts and the transmission of texts from antiquity and making such material available online." Read about Pearse and his works here.

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    Preston, Ruth
    (Fl. 21st Century)

    Apologist in the United Kingdom. Read about Preston and her works here.

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    Serich, Ceisiwr
    (Fl. 21st century)

    "An Indo-European Reconstructionist." Read about Serich here.

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    Sharp, Mary Jo
    (Fl. 21st century)

    Former atheist, now Assistant Professor at Houston Baptist University, on faculty with Summit Ministries, an author with Kregel Publications and B&H Publications, and has recently produced a new DVD Bible Study with LifeWay Resources. Read about Sharp here.

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    Sorensen, Jon
    (Fl. 21st Century)

    Director of marketing for Catholic Answers, the largest lay-run apostolate of Catholic apologetics and evangelization in the United States. Read about Sorensen here.

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    Strobel, Lee
    (Born 1952)

    American Christian apologetic author, former atheist. Read about Strobel here. Website here.

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    Tors, John
    (Fl. 21st Century)

    Director of Christian apologetics website, Truthinmydays.com. Website here.

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    Triablogue
    (Fl. 21st Century)

    Protestant Christian apologists. Website here.

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    Turek, Frank
    (Fl. 21st century)

    Author and President of CrossExamined.org. Read about Dr. Turek here.

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    Ulansey, David
    (Fl. 21st century)

    Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at U.C. Berkeley, and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Scholar of the history of religions, comparative religion, and cultural history (Ph.D., Princeton Univ.) Author of The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries (Oxford University Press, 1991). Read about Ulansey here.

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    Vaz, Phil
    (Fl. 21st century)

    Catholic apologist. Ministry: Evangelical Catholic Apologetics.

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    Wallace, J. Warner
    (Fl. 21st century)

    Los Angeles County Homicide Detective, author, former atheist. Read about Wallace here and at Stand to Reason.

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    Wartick, J. W.
    (Fl. 21st century)

    Apologist. Read about Wartick at "Always Have a Reason."

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    Witherington III, Ben
    (Born 1951)

    Bible scholar, Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Read about Witherington here.

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    Yamauchi, Edwin
    (Fl. 21st century)

    Modern Biblical scholar. Learn more about Yamauchi here and see more about him on this page about archaeologists.

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    Zacharias, Ravi / Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar
    (Born 1946)

    Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist. Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). Read about Zacharias here.

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    Zukeran, Patrick
    (Fl. 21st century)

    Director of the Pacific Apologetics Center in Hawaii. Read about Zukeran here.

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