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Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 39: A Careful Analysis of Objection #8

WHERE WE ARE In Chapter 8 of their Handbook of Christian Apologetics (hereafter: HCA), Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli attempt to prove that God raised Jesus from the dead. Their case consists mainly of attempts to refute some skeptical theories about the alleged resurrection of Jesus. One of those skeptical theories is the Swoon Theory. Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 39: A Careful Analysis of Objection #8

Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 38: Evaluation of the Argument for Premise (1a)

WHERE WE ARE I am in the process of evaluating Objection #1 (The Deadliness of Roman Crucifixion) against the Swoon Theory. In Part 36 of this series, I provided a careful analysis of the argument constituting Objection #1. In Part 37 of this series, I did an initial evaluation of the key premise (1a), and Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 38: Evaluation of the Argument for Premise (1a)

Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 37: Initial Evaluation of Premise (1a)

THE FINAL INFERENCES IN OBJECTION #1 1a. Jesus could not have survived crucifixion by Roman soldiers. THEREFORE: B. Jesus did NOT survive crucifixion by Roman soldiers. THEREFORE: A. The Swoon Theory is false. EVALUATION OF THE FINAL INFERENCES IN OBJECTION #1 The logic of the final inferences in the argument constituting Objection #1 (The Deadliness Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 37: Initial Evaluation of Premise (1a)

Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 36: A Careful Analysis of Objection #1

OBJECTION #1: THE DEADLINESS OF ROMAN CRUCIFIXION Objection #1 by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli against the Swoon Theory in their Handbook of Christian Apologetics (hereafter: HCA) does not rest on Gospel passages: Jesus could not have survived crucifixion. Roman procedures were very careful to eliminate that possibility. Roman law even laid the death penalty Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 36: A Careful Analysis of Objection #1

Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – The Objections Based on Other Gospels

WHERE WE ARE In the Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli attempt to prove the resurrection of Jesus. An important part of their case for the resurrection of Jesus is an attempt to refute some skeptical theories, such as the Swoon Theory. If they FAIL to refute the Swoon Theory, then their Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – The Objections Based on Other Gospels

Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 35: The Sub-Argument for Premise (1a) of Objection #9

WHERE WE ARE I am finishing up my careful evaluation of Objection #9 (Swoon Theory Implies False Theories) by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli from Chapter 8 of their Handbook of Christian Apologetics (hereafter: HCA). In Part 32 of this series, I presented my careful analysis of the argument constituting Objection #9 against the Swoon Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 35: The Sub-Argument for Premise (1a) of Objection #9

Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 34: Premise (1a) of Objection #9

WHERE WE ARE I am in the process of presenting my evaluation of Objection #9 by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli against the Swoon Theory (see Chapter 8 of their Handbook of Christian Apologetics). Here, again, is the core argument of Objection #9 (Swoon Theory Implies False Theories): 1a. IF the Swoon Theory is true, Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 34: Premise (1a) of Objection #9

Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 33: The Core Argument of Objection #9

THE CORE ARGUMENT OF OBJECTION #9 Here is the core argument of Objection #9 (Swoon Theory Implies False Theories): 1a. IF the Swoon Theory is true, THEN either (a) the Conspiracy Theory is true or (b) the Hallucination Theory is true. B. It is NOT the case that either (a) the Conspiracy Theory is true Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 33: The Core Argument of Objection #9

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Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 32: A Careful Analysis of Objection #9

WHERE WE ARE Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli claim to have proved the resurrection of Jesus in Chapter 8 of their Handbook of Christian Apologetics (hereafter: HCA). Their case for the resurrection of Jesus is based on refuting four skeptical theories. One of the skeptical theories that they claim to have refuted is the Swoon Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 32: A Careful Analysis of Objection #9