Are the Gospels Reliable Sources? Bibliography

This is the full bibliography for the article series Are the Gospels Reliable Sources by Alex Smith.

Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses (Second Edition). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017. 

Blomberg, Craig L. “A Constructive Traditional Response to New Testament Criticism.” In Do Historical Matters Matter To Faith?, edited by James K. Hoffmeier and Dennis R. Magary, pp.345-366. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012. 

Blomberg, Craig L. The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2001 

Blomberg, Craig L. The Historical Reliability of the New Testament. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2016 

Blomberg, Craig L. “Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective” Themelios Vol 39 3 Accessed 13 August 2021. 

Bock, Darrell L. and Komoszewski J. Ed. (ed.) Jesus, Skepticism & the Problem of History. Grand Rapids, Zondervan Academic, 2019  

Bock, Darrell L. “Precision and Accuracy: Making Distinctions in the Cultural Context That Give Us Pause in Pitting the Gospels against Each Other.” In Do Historical Matters Matter To Faith?, edited by James K. Hoffmeier and Dennis R. Magary, pp.367-382. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012. 

Bock, Darrell L. Studying the Historical Jesus. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002. 

Bond, Helen K. The First Biography of Jesus. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2020. 

Bond, Helen K. The Historical Jesus. London: T&T Clark International, 2012 

Burridge, Richard A. What are the Gospels? (Second Edition). Grand Rapids: William. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004 

Evans, Craig A. Fabricating Jesus. Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press, 2007 

Gathercole, Simon. “Geography and the Reliability of the Gospels.” Accessed 29 June, 2021. 

Hill, Charles E. Who Chose the Gospels. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Hill, Charles E. “Why There Are Just Four Gospels in the Bible.” Accessed 15 November 2021. 

Hixson, Elijah and Gurry, Peter J. (ed.). Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2019  

Holland Tom. Why I was wrong about Christianity, New Statesman. 14 September 2016. Accessed 22 July 2021. 

Keener, Craig S. and Wright, Edward T. (ed.). Biographies and Jesus. Lexington: Emeth Press, 2016 

Keener, Craig S. Christobiography. Grand Rapids: William. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2019 

Keener, Craig S. “How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 30, no. 2 (2020): 334–38. 

Keener, Craig S. The Historical Jesus of the Gospels. Cambridge: William. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009 

Köstenberger, Andreas J. and Kruger, Michael J. The Heresy of Orthodoxy. Nottingham: Apollos, 2010 

Kruger, Michael J. “Did the Early Christians Get the Jesus Story Wrong?” Accessed 29 June, 2021. 

Kruger, Michael J. “One of the Earliest (and Clearest) Summaries of Early Christian Beliefs” Accessed 22 November 2021.

Kruger, Michael J. The Question of Canon. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 2013 

Kruger, Michael J. “What is a “Gospel” Anyway? A Few Thoughts on Gospel Genre and Why it Matters” Accessed 19 July 2021. 

Licona, Michael R. Why Are There Differences in the Gospels? Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 

Litwa, M. D. How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths. New Haven. Yale University Press, 2019. 

McGrew, Lydia. The Mirror and the Mask. Tampa: DeWard Publishing Company, 2019.

Meade, John D. “Did Nicaea Really Create the Bible?” Accessed 15th November 2021.

Pelling, Christopher. “Biography, Greek.” In The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th ed., edited by Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, and Esther Eidinow, pp. 232–33. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012 

Pitre, Brant. The Case for Jesus. New York: Image, 2016 

Smith, Alex “Early Christian responses to the Antonine Plague as an illustration of distinctiveness within the Roman world.” Retrospect Journal, no 27 (2021), pp. 29-31. 

Strauss, Mark. “The 3 “Quests” for the Historical Jesus.” Accessed 30 June, 2021. 

Walsh, Robyn Faith, The Origins of Early Christian Literature. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021  

Walton, Steve. “Simon Gathercole on the canonical and non-canonical Gospels” 2014. Accessed 24 August 2021  

Watson, Francis. Gospel Writing : A Canonical Perspective. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. 

Williams, Peter J. Can We Trust the Gospels? Wheaton: Crossway, 2018. 

Williams, Peter J. “Lanier lecture on new evidence that the Gospels were based on eyewitness testimony.” Accessed 29 June, 2021. 

Wilson, Andrew. “BNTC 2014: The Difference Between the Gospels and the “Gospels”” 2014. Accessed 24 August 2021 

Wright, Tom. Who Was Jesus? London: SPCK, 1992. 

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