In this episode Dr Andrew Ollerton and Dr Peter J Williams discuss how we gauge trustworthiness in everyday life and how we approach the question of the credibility of the four Gospels.
In this episode Dr Andrew Ollerton and Dr Peter J Williams continue their discussion of the credibility of the four Gospels. Who were the Gospel authors and can we trust their testimonies?
In this episode Dr Andrew Ollerton speaks to Dr Dirk Jongkind about the process through which the Gospels were preserved and came to be written down.
In this episode Dr Andrew Ollerton and Dr Dirk Jongkind ask whether we can have confidence to trust the Gospel manuscripts and how the Gospel accounts have been passed on to the present day.
In this episode Dr Andrew Ollerton speaks to Dr Chee-Chiew Lee about the experience of reading the four different Gospel perspectives.
In this episode Dr Andrew Ollerton and Dr Chee-Chiew Lee delve further into her research into persecution and what it means to take risks in the Gospel of John.
In this final episode Dr Peter J Williams, Dr Dirk Jongkind and Dr Chee-Chiew Lee join us again for a final roundtable discussion with Dr Andrew Ollerton to discuss together how they each read the gospels and how academic scholarship can raise confidence in the gospel accounts.
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Meet the academics
Dr Peter J Williams is Principal of Tyndale House. He received his PhD in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible from Cambridge University. His 2018 book, Can We Trust the Gospels?, examines evidence from non-Christian sources to assess the trustworthiness of the four biblical accounts of Jesus’s earthly life.
Dr Dirk Jongkind is probably best-known as editor of the Tyndale House Greek New Testament. His PhD is from the University of Cambridge and he is now a Fellow of St Edmund’s College and a Member of the Faculty of Divinity. At Tyndale House Dirk does research in the transmission of the text of the New Testament.
Dr Chee-Chiew Lee is Associate Professor in New Testament and Senior Director of Programme Development and Advanced Studies at Singapore Bible College. Her PhD in biblical theology is from Wheaton College, Illinois.