Kann man den Evangelien vertrauen?

The Gospels―Matthew, Mark, Luke, John―are four accounts of Jesus’s life and teachings while on earth. But should we accept them as historically accurate? What evidence is there that the recorded events actually happened? This seminar will cover the nature and content of the Gospels and discuss how to respond to critics who doubt their historical reliability. This presentation is in five parts.

Part 1What Are the Earliest Records of Christianity? What do the earliest non-Christian sources (Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, Josephus) tell us about the beginnings of Christianity? This seminar will consider both the abundance and scarcity of evidence from the time of Jesus.

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Das ‘Forum of Christian Leaders‘ (FOCL) hat am 18.06.2021 dankenswerter Weise die folgenden Seminareinheiten zur Glaubwürdigkeit der Schrift veröffentlicht:

    1. Was sind die ältesten Zeugnisse des Christentums?
          What Are the Earliest Records of Christianity?
    2. Kannten sich die Verfasser der Evangelien wirklich aus?
          Did the Gospel Writers Know What They Were Writing About?
    3. Wie wurden die Lehren Jesu weitergereicht?
          How Were Jesus’ Teachings Handed Down?
    4. Wie erklären Skeptiker das Datenmaterial?
          How Do Sceptics Explain the Data?
    5. Was ist mit den Widersprüchen?
          What About Contradictions?


Peter J. Williams ist Direktor und CEO, vom Tyndale House, Cambridge. Seit 2007 leitet Peter J. Williams das Tyndale House und ist außerdem assoziierter Dozent an der theol. Fakultät der University of Cambridge. Außerdem ist er Mitglied im Aufsichtsgremium des Übersetzungskomitee der English Standard Version der Bibel. In jüngster Zeit unterstützte er Dr. Dirk Jongkind bei der Produktion und Herausgabe einer großen Edition des griechischen Neuen Testaments durch das Tyndale House.

Part 2Did the Gospel Writers Know What They Were Writing About? This session will examine the levels of knowledge of the Gospel writers and see that they were familiar with the things they wrote about. The simplest explanation for this is that they were close in time and space to the events they recorded.

Part 3How Were Jesus’s Teachings Handed Down? This session will examine how Jesus’ teachings came to be recorded in the Gospels, including the languages and methods of his teaching.

Part 4How Do Sceptics Explain the Data? Sceptical approaches to the Gospels often have a predictable anatomy. This session will evaluate the method and claims of a leading sceptic, Professor Bart D. Ehrman.

Part 5What About Contradictions? This session will consider the objection that the Gospels cannot be trusted because they contain contradictions. It will also look at one of the biggest objections to the truth of the Gospels today.

mission statement FOCL:

The FOCL exists to unite, equip, and resource global evangelical leaders to the end of world evangelism and the renewal of the biblical church