The Cambridge Union Society Debate: Is God a Delusion?

William Lane Craig and Peter S. Williams contend for the motion, “This House Believes that God is not a Delusion”. Arif Ahmed and Andrew Copson argue against the motion. The debate took place at the Cambridge Union Society on 20th October 2011, as a part of Craig’s Reasonable Faith 2011 UK Tour.

HT: Brian Auten

Archaeology and the New Testament

Peter S. Williams, author of A Sceptic’s Guide to Atheism: God is Not Dead (Paternoster, 2009), has written a helpful introductory article at on the discoveries in archaeology and the historical reliability of the New Testament.

He also lists several online articles and essays that serve as a good springboard into the topic:

Clyde E. Billington, ‘The Nazareth Inscription’

Kyle Butt, ‘Archaeology and the New Testament’,

John L. Brown, ‘Microscopial Investigation of Selected Raes Threads from the Shroud of Turin’,

Craig A. Evans, ‘Archaeology and the Historical Jesus: Recent Developments’,

Gary R. Habermas, ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus: A Response’,

Gary R. Habermas, ‘Historical Epistemology, Jesus’ Resurrection, and the Shroud of Turin’, Proceedings of the 1999 Shroud of Turin International Conference (1999),

Gary R. Habermas, ‘The Shroud of Turin and its Significance for Biblical Studies’, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 24:1 (1981),

Gary R. Habermas, ‘The Shroud of Turin: A Rejoinder to Basinger and Basinger’ Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 25:2 (1982),

Paul L. Maier, ‘The James Ossuary’,

John McRay, ‘Archaeology and the Bible’,

John McRay, ‘Archaeology and the Book of Acts’,

Hershel Shanks, ‘Supporters of James Ossuary Inscription’s Authenticity Vindicated’,

Ben Witherington III, ‘Top Ten New Testament Archaeological Finds of the Past 150 Years’,