History, Culture, and the Brain

Thursday, April 07, 2011 at 03:57 PM

I recently watched the debate between apologist William Lane Craig and historian Bart Ehrman on the historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. As a historian in training, I naturally take special interest in this particular issue. My overall impression after watching the debate is that Craig lacks an understanding (willful or not) of the quality of his sources, the complexity of human psychology, and the power of culture, particularly when it comes to theological impulses.