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February 4, 2013
Robert Greg Cavin and Carlos Colombetti posted "The Great Mars Hill Resurrection Debate" on the Secular Web

In these slides for his opening statement in his debate with Michael Licona on July 1, 2012 at Antioch Temecula Church in Temecula, California, Robert Greg Cavin presents one of the strongest cases against the resurrection of Jesus ever presented, decisively refuting arguments for the Resurrection by prominent Christian apologists Timothy McGrew, Lydia McGrew, Richard Swinburne, William Lane Craig, Stephen T. Davis, Gary Habermas, Michael Licona, Norman Geisler, Josh McDowell, and Lee Strobel. Cavin makes three main contentions: (1) the prior probability of a supernatural resurrection of Jesus by God is so astronomically low that it has virtually no plausibility; (2) theorizing such a resurrection to explain the empty tomb and postmortem appearances of Jesus is ad hoc and devoid of nearly any explanatory power and scope; and (3) a far superior alternative theory can account for the empty tomb and postmortem appearances. In defending these three contentions, Cavin refutes sixteen myths perpetuated by Christians apologists about critics' objections to the Resurrection.

December 30, 2012

Jeffery Jay Lowder posted "Empty Defense of an Empty Tomb: A Reply to Anne A. Kim" on the Secular Web

William Lane Craig has argued for the historicity of Jesus' empty tomb on the basis of ten lines of evidence. In response, Jeffery Jay Lowder argued that Craig had not yet shown that any of his ten items of evidence make the empty tomb more probable than not. Anne A. Kim has attempted to defend some of Craig's arguments against Lowder's objections, but as Lowder shows in this response to Kim, Kim has repeatedly misunderstood his points and attacked caricatures of his arguments rather than his actual arguments.

November 20, 2012

Jeffery Jay Lowder posted a brief reply to Josh and Sean McDowell's critique of the relocation hypothesis.

November 18, 2012

Discovered a very interesting reference to The Empty Tomb in a Ph.D. dissertation at Baylor University.

December 29, 2008

Jeffery Jay Lowder substantially expanded the "Historical Evidence and the Empty Tomb Story FAQ" in the "FAQs" section by almost doubling the number of questions in the FAQ.

December 28, 2008

Added "Historical Evidence and the Empty Tomb Story FAQ" by Jeffery Jay Lowder in the "FAQs" section.

December 1, 2007

Posted a revised version of "Stephen Davis Gets It Wrong" by Richard Carrier

June 19, 2007

Added "Reply to Richard Swinburne" page in the "Answers to Critics" section.

Added "On Swinburne's Reply" by Michael Martin

June 1, 2007

Added "Reply to Holding" by Theodore M. Drange

Added an except of the review in International Review of Biblical Studies to the "Reviews" page.

May 31, 2007

Added an except of a review by R. Joseph Hoffmann to the "Reviews" page.

May 24, 2007

Posted correction to section 6 of "Reply to Davis" (PDF) by Jeffery Jay Lowder.

May 23, 2007

Official launch of site.