Tuesday, August 23, 2005

the historical uniqueness of Christianity -quote-

"The uniqueness and the scandal of the Christian religion rests on the mediation of revelation through historical events. Christianity is not just a code for living or a philosophy of religion. It is rooted in real events of history. To some people this is scandalous because it means the truth of Christianity is inexplicably bound up with the truth of certain historical facts. And if those facts should be disproved, Christianity would be false. This, however, is what makes Christianity unique because, unlike other world religions, modern man has a means of actually verifying Christianity's truth by historical evidence.”


George E. Ladd, I Believe in the Resurrection (Downers Grove: Eerdmans, 1975), quoted in Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: A Debate Between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan (Baker, 1998), p. 24 [im not sure which book this page number is from...]

2 comments:

Sean du Toit said...

Somebody quotes Ladd from Ladd's book: I Believe in the Resurrection. You got the quote from me, didn't you? I mean, I've got that book, will the real Jesus Please Stand Up?...

We must chat about my eschatological arrival... Time is ticking...

eddie said...

YES, we must. Im so excited, you better spend some time with me punk

Yeh, i did get the quote off of you...