The Historical Reliability of the Gospels Online Course

Our next ReasonU Course: The Historical Reliability of the Gospels by Craig Blomberg. Craig Blomberg is known around the world for his careful, reasoned, and balanced scholarship. He has written and taught on the Historical Reliability of the Gospels for decades. He brings education and scholarship to this area and shows how we truly can trust the Gospels.  

― Michael Patton Th.M. ―

The reliability of the Gospels is under attack. Skeptics seek to undermine the story of Jesus Christ by saying we cannot really trust the Gospel. "They were not written by eye-witnesses," "They contradict each other," "They have historical errors." Those who have not studied this subject may be caught off-guard and begin to lose the footing of their faith.

But we have an answer!

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What you will be learning from Dr. Craig Blomberg

In this course Dr. Blomberg addresses and debunks the allegations against the Canonical Gospels one at a time while affirming the orthodox Christian position.

  • Widely Held Myths About Ancient Sources
  • The Formation of the Canon and the Choice of the Synoptic Gospels
  • Books Not Included: The Contents of the Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels
  • The Text of the New Testament and Especially of the Gospels
  • The Translation of the New Testament and Especially of the Gospels
  • The Authorship and Dating of the Gospels
  • The Reliability of the Oral Tradition (Parts1&2)
  • The Composition of the Synoptic Gospels
  • The Literary Genre of the Gospels
  • Archeology for the Gospels
  • Non-Christian Evidence for Jesus
  • The Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels Further Evaluated
  • The Quests for the Historical Jesus
  • Why Such Diversity Exists and the Criteria of Authenticity
  • The Most Authentic Parts of the Synoptic Tradition
  • The Resulting Identity of Jesus
  • Problems of Harmonization Among the Synoptics
  • Problems of Harmonization Between the Synoptics and John
  • The Reliability of John (Parts 1&2)
  • A Fourth Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • The Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (Parts 1&2)
  • The Unique Problem of Miracles (Parts 1&2)
  • The Virginal Conception: Nativity or Naiveté
  • The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction
  • The Jesus We Never Knew

The Historical Reliability of the Gospel Online Course answers the following questions masterfully:

Who wrote the Gospels? 

When were they actually written?

Aren’t the accounts full of contradictions?

What about historical errors?

And more! 

For thirty sessions (20-30min each), Blomberg will walk people through every aspect of this issue. He will answer the arguments made by the skeptics and show how the Gospels are reliable sources for our testimony about Jesus Christ.

Dr. Blomberg completed his PhD in New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke-Acts, at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He received an MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Augustana College. Before joining the faculty of Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College and was a research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House. In addition to writing numerous articles in professional journals, multi-author works and dictionaries or encyclopedias, he has authored or edited 20 books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Interpreting the Parables, commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians and James, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation, Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship, Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions; Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions; Preaching the Parables; Contagious Holiness: Jesus' Meals with Sinners; and Handbook of New Testament Exegesis.

The course includes over 13 hours of video and a student study guide with further explanations and questions for thought and discussion. Each of the lessons will prepare you to dismantle any attack against the most important books ever written, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Be prepared to always defend the Gospels!






Over 13 Hours of Lesson Videos

30 Complete Study Guide Lessons

Mp3 Downloads from Video Lessons

A “Toolbox” of Additional Lesson-Enhancing Videos and Resources

Guided Course Quizzes

Access to Course Content for 1 Year



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