He says he doesn't believe the followers of Jesus saw their master bodily rise from the dead, but something else.Visions? Shared visions by numerous people? Seems amazing that a guy who's written 20 books can stake his entire ideological claim by simply substituting one unsubstantiated belief for another. Well, surely the doubting Thomases of today want to believe him--in the same way their namesake didn't believe.
"My best guess is that what happened is what commonly happens today when someone has a loved one die -- they sometimes think they see them in a vision," Ehrman says. "I think some of the disciples had visions."
Friday, May 15, 2009
I have an open mind when it comes to looking over Biblical history and was therefore willing to give this guy's theories a read. That is, until reaching this: