Michael Alter, who has written three books on the Resurrection of Jesus, surely needs no introduction here. On December 27, he was interviewed by Edouard Tahmizian of Internet Infidels. A summary of the interview is given below. Enjoy!
0:00 Edouard Tahmizian’s introduction
3:41 Michael Alter’s initial remarks
10:50 Michael Alter discusses sources which present a counter-missionary point of view
20:40 Why is the Resurrection of Jesus so important to Christians?
29:35 Background information that’s useful to know when responding to Evangelical arguments for the Resurrection
35:20 What about the claim that the New Testament contains multiply attested material?
41:11 What are some examples of contradictions in the New Testament? (Also 32:00 to 35:15)
42:14 What’s your opinion about the centurion witnessing the death of Jesus?
45:20 How would you respond to Paul’s claim that over 500 people witnessed the risen Jesus?
54:17 Any last statements?
57:40 Thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic