On Faith and History: A Comparison of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, and Luke

Friday, 30 Apr 2010

Luke's report shows that Paul grounded his faith on publicly revealed truth--claims--in particular, the claim of Christ's resurrection from the dead.
One of the most treasured classics of the ancient world is the saga of the Trojan War known as The lliad. Homer, the book's author, lived about 800 years before Christ, while the Trojan War he reports on took place some 400 years prior. Therefore, The lliad is not an eyewitness account of the war, but is more of a record of the tradition that Homer had received in his day. This epic tale is more than a mere chronicle of the events that transpired during the assault against Troy; it also contains many detailed accounts ...

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