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Polycarp's only surviving writing is his Epistle to the Philippians, and the focus of his epistle is teaching the gospel rather than talking about himself. We can glean much about Polycarp's beliefs ...
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Refutation of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All (David Fitzgerald)

Fitzgerald's arguments are not academically accepted, even by fellow atheists : Fitzgerald also charges that there is no physical archaeological evidence for Jesus. But this is unproblematic because ...
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Refutation of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All (David Fitzgerald)

I'm not going to answer the Question, per se. Instead, I'm going to go a step beyond Ray's Answer and respond to some of the absurd allegations being made by the OP in comments. As these are ...
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Refutation of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All (David Fitzgerald)

(I'd normally not post an answer to this kind of question, but since there already is an answer, and since I seem to have already been answering the question in the comments, …) This book really doesn'...
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What is the biblical basis for the argument that the 'mission of Jesus' was to 'restore humanity to a state of sinless purity'?

A copy of Moon's "Divine Principle" is on my bookshelves (long story). I could report on the way he contrives his argument (which is not very Biblical), but I would need a little time to re-...
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What does Origen mean in his response when Celsus accuses Christ' of using black magic when performing miracles? What is the actual argument?

No need to consult Wikipedia when one has Olson's book, from which only a partial quote is given above, from his whole chapter on Origen. Pages 99 to 112 are headed, 'Origen of Alexandria Leaves a ...
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Does human DNA have markers that Jesus is alive in us?

Does human DNA have markers that Jesus is alive in us? This completely a bogus idea of Ashayana Dean. Scriptures for most Christians tell us to stay away from mediums. 6 “‘I will set my face against ...
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Why is there no pagan historical evidence written by authors who were alive during the life of Jesus?

Documentation Evidence Any expectation of Documentation or written Evidence must take into consideration all the natural disasters and human wars that took place during the era in question. And when ...
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What evidence can be used to show the historicity of Jesus?

What Supports the Historicity of Jesus? There are several approaches to verifying the historicity of Jesus. Notice: 1. Historians There is, first of all, the Jewish General Flavius Josephus, who wrote ...
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What was the size of the crowd outside the Praetorium when Jesus and Barabbas were offered to be released?

The Praetorium was located within the the enclosed grounds of Herod’s Palace in the Upper City. The biblical account in Luke 2:41-50 informs us that all adult Jewish males would attend the Passover ...
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What is the biblical basis for the argument that the 'mission of Jesus' was to 'restore humanity to a state of sinless purity'?

Jesus “mission” was to do the will of his heavenly Father who sent him and this was accomplished. The resurrection proves that, as well as proving that Jesus has destroyed the devil’s work – which ...
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Has any comparative study been made on Jewish and Islamic perceptions of Christianity?

My previous answer touched on how Rabbinic Judaism views Islam and Christianity. You have now asked for the Islamic perception of Christianity, and how they stand against Talmudic viewpoints. Talmud ...
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Has any comparative study been made on Jewish and Islamic perceptions of Christianity?

Introduction: It was not until the Middle Ages that the status of Christianity (and of Islam) as a rival religion was considered from the Jewish point of view. Today, on the scholarly level, there ...
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When did the demand for explicit deity claims by Jesus emerge?

Given that Jesus spoke words himself that showed he was claiming full deity with God the Father, and those words are in the New Testament, the first emergence of people's objections to that came right ...
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Contemporary Evidence for Jesus

Why is there no contemporary evidence for Jesus? This is, of course, patently false, as has been shown any number of times merely on this site (never mind other sources). For example, Why is there no ...
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Is a historical Jesus historically necessary?

Almost overnight, the followers of a virtual nobody changed from dejected, cowering virtual nobodies whose leader had just been brutally executed into evangelists boldly facing persecution and death ...
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