Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Reconciling doubt with the Historical Jesus

Dear Tony Jones,

I listened to one interview with you and noted some of your personal questions. ["Daily I think:] 'Is there really a God?' 'Is my whole life based on a hoax?' 'Everyday I don't know'", etc.

I also read your article 'Why Jesus Died' and I liked it. There you wrote "I believe that Jesus of Nazareth was a real, historic human being who lived from approximately 6-4 BC to approximately AD 26-29." It was interesting to me because I could see a number of statements.

How can you reconcile this daily doubt with such assertions? That is, isn't a Historical Jesus a clear base that dispels possible hoaxes such as "God" and "church"?

Yours truly,


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