Classic Works of Apologetics Online


The Case for the Resurrection

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ demonstrates the power of the Son of God in conquering death, in atoning for mankind's sins, and in fulfilling prophecy.

The great Jewish rabbi and Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:

Here, theologians throughout the ages discuss the historical fact of the Resurrection, reflect upon the power of the Resurrection, and what it means for all of us.


Arnold, Thomas
(1795-1842)

English clergyman. Read more about Arnold here and here.

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Athenagoras
(fl. 2nd century)

Apologist. Read more about Athenagoras here and here.

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Bauer, Jeffrey E. (Ervin)
(1963- )

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Bold, Samuel
(1649-1737)

Church of England clergyman.

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Boyle, Robert
(1627-1691)

Chemist. Learn more about Boyle at his entry in the scientists of Christian faith project, and here

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Bruce, Alexander Balmain
(1831-1899)

Free Church of Scotland minister and theologian.

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Bunyan, John
(1628-1688)

Author. Read more about Bunyan here and here.

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Chandler, Samuel
(1693-1766)

English divine. Read more about Chandler here.

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Chandler, Walter M. (Walter Marion)
(1867-1935)

Congressional representative. Read more about Chandler here.

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Colman, Benjamin
(1673-1747)

Boston clergyman. Read more about Colman here.

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Craig, William Lane
(1949- )

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

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  • Articles on Christian particularism.
  • The Resurrection of Jesus.
    Curtiss, Samuel Ives
    (1844-1904)

    Educator. Read about Curtiss here.

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    Ditton, Humphrey
    (1675-1715)

    Mathematician. Read more about Ditton here.

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    Farrar, Adam Storey
    (1826-1905)

    Apologist.

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    Geisler, Norman
    (1932- )

    Apologist. Learn more about Geisler here.

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    Gill, John
    (1697-1771)

    Bible expositor. Read more about Gill here.

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    Goodwin, Thomas
    (1600-1680)

    English divine. Read more about Goodwin here.

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    Greenleaf, Simon
    (1783-1853)

    Royall Professor of Law, Harvard University, 1834. Doctor of Laws degree by Harvard in 1834, Doctor of Laws by Amherst in 1845, and again from the University of Alabama in 1852. H. W. Howard Knott, Dictionary of American Biography: "While engaged in tutorial work he prepared what was originally intended as a text-book on evidence, published in 1842 as A Treatise on the Law of Evidence. The profession at once hailed it as the ablest extant work on the subject, distinguished alike for its deep learning, clarity of style, and practical utility. He added a second volume in 1846, and a third in 1853. In its completed form it came to be regarded as the foremost American authority, and passed through numerous editions under successive editors." Learn more about Greenleaf here.
    The Law Magazine: or Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence. London: W. Benning and Co., Law Booksellers, 1845. Events of the Quarter, p. 350. "It is no mean honor to America that her schools of jurisprudence have produced two of the first writers and best esteemed legal authorities of this century-the great and good man, Judge Story, and his worthy and eminent associate, Professor Greenleaf. Upon the existing Law of Evidence more light has shone from the New World than from all the lawyers who adorn the courts of Europe."
    Disclaimer: Greenleaf is known to have been associated with Freemasonry and was author of A Brief Inquiry into the Origin and Principles of Free Masonry (1820).

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  • An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelists, by the Rules of Evidence Administered in Courts of Justice with an Account of the Trial of Jesus. London, Second edition, 1847.
    Notes on the Resurrection. 1846 edition.
    The Simon Greenleaf Law Review
    (1981-1988)

    A publication of the Simon Greenleaf School of Law. Orange, California. Vol. 1 (academic year 1981-82)- v. 7 (academic year 1987-88).; 7 volumes; 21 cm. Succeeding Title: Simon Greenleaf review of law and religion, Anaheim, Calif.: Simon Greenleaf University, Vol. 8 (academic year 1988-1989); 1 volume; 21 cm.

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    Gregory, Olinthus Gilbert
    (1774-1841)

    Mathematician.

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    Grudem, Wayne A.
    (1948-)

    Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary, Arizona in 2001 after teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. Read more about Grudem here.

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    Habermas, Gary

    Modern apologist/scholar. Read more about Habermas here.

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    Hailsham, Lord [Quintin McGarel Hogg]
    (1907-2001)

    1st Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, Lord Chancellor; son of 1st Viscount Hailsham. Read about Lord Hailsham here.

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    Henry, Carl
    (1913-2003)

    Biblical commentator.

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    Holding, James Patrick

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

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    Horsley, John
    (1685?-1732)

    Archaeologist. Read more about Horsley here.

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    Kennedy, John
    (1813-1900)

    Scottish Congregational minister and author.

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    Ladd, George Eldon
    (1911-1982)

    Biblical scholar.

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    Liddon, Canon Henry Parry
    (1829-1890)

    English divine. Read more about Liddon here.

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    MacArthur, John Fullerton, Jr.
    (1939- )

    United States evangelical writer and minister, noted for his radio program entitled Grace to You. Read more about MacArthur here and his ministry, Grace to You.

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    Machen, J. Gresham
    (1881-1937)

    Biblical scholar. Learn more about Machen here and here

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    MacLaren, Alexander
    (1826-1910)

    Baptist preacher. Read about MacLaren here.

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    Maier, Paul L.
    (1930- )

    Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. Read more about Maier here, here, and here.

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    McDowell, Josh
    (1939- )

    Modern Christian apologist. Learn more about McDowell here.

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    McGrew, Timothy J.
    (Fl. 21st Century)

    Professor and Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Western Michigan University. Learn about Dr. McGrew here, here, and here.

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    McIlvane, Charles Pettit
    (1799-1873)

    Episcopalian bishop and president of Kenyon College.

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    Moen, John T.

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    Mohler, R. Albert, Jr.
    (1758-1831)

    Ninth president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Read more about Mohler here, and his blog here.

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    Montgomery, John Warwick
    (1931- )

    World-class Christian apologist, philosopher and legal expert. John Warwick Montgomery is Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Christian Thought, Patrick Henry College (Virginia); and Emeritus Professor of Law and Humanities at the University of Luton (England). Professor Montgomery holds ten earned degrees, including the LL.B.; LL.M. from Cardiff University, Wales; the A.B. with distinction in Philosophy (Cornell University; Phi Beta Kappa); B.L.S. and M.A. (University of California at Berkeley); B.D. and S.T.M. (Wittenburg University, Springfield, Ohio); M. Phil. in Law (University of Essex, England); Ph.D. (Univeristy of Chicago), and the Doctorat d'Université from Strasbourg, France. He told Contemporary Authors, "My world-view was hammered out at university; there I became a Christian. . . . Like the late C. S. Lewis (one of my greatest heroes), I was literally dragged kicking and screaming into the Kingdom by the weight of evidence for Christian truth."
    Visit The John Warwick Montgomery website and read more about Montgomery here.

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    Moody, D. L. (Dwight Lyman)
    (1837-1899)

    Evangelist. Read more about Moody here.

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    Morrison, Charles Robert
    (1819-1893)

    Lawyer.

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    Newcome, William
    (1729-1800)

    Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh and theologian.

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    Orr, James
    (1844-1913)

    Scottish Presbyterian minister. Read more about Orr here. Disclaimer: Theistic evolutionist.

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    Piper, John
    (1946- )

    Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.. Learn more about Piper here and his ministry, Desiring God.

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    Saurin, Jacques
    (1677-1730)

    Pastor serving in London and in the Hague. Read about Saurin here.

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    Sherlock, Thomas
    (1678-1761)

    (TM): Thomas Sherlock was an Anglican Bishop whose apologetic writings, in the tradition of John Locke's Reasonableness of Christianity, focus on the evidence for miracles and the use and intent of prophecy.
    Learn more about Sherlock here and here.

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    Smith, William, A. M.
    (Fl. 17th Century)

    Clergyman.

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    Spurgeon, C. H. (Charles Haddon)
    (1834-1892)

    Preacher and expositor. Read more about Spurgeon here.

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    Talmage, Thomas DeWitt
    (1832-1902)

    Presbyterian preacher. Read more about Talmage here..

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    Taylor, Jeremy
    (1613-1667)

    English divine and author. Read more about Taylor here.

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    Thorburn, Thomas James
    (1858- )

    Author.

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    Townsend, George
    (1788-1857)

    Writer and Church of England clergyman.

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    Warfield, B. B. (Benjamin Breckinridge)
    (1851-1921)

    Biblical scholar. Read more about Warfield here.

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    Webster, William
    (1689-1758)

    British clergyman.

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    West, Gilbert
    (1703-1756)

    Author.

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    Westcott, Brooke Foss
    (1825-1901)

    Biblical scholar and bishop of Durham.

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    Whitworth, John F.
    (20th century)

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    Yardley, Edward
    (1698-1769)

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    Young, Justice Peter W.

    Australian judge.

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