Theology on Tap - 'Jesus of Nazareth: Is There Historical Evidence of His Life, Death, & Resurrection?'
“Who do you say that I am?” This quote from Jesus recorded in the Gospels is in many ways the central question of history. But a similarly vital question is: Did the man asking, Jesus of Nazareth, actually live? What evidence, if any, do we have that such a man existed? Or were Jesus and the message of the New Testament simply works of literary fraud and fiction? This presentation focuses on archaeological evidence from Roman Palestine and historical documents suggesting that yes, in fact, Jesus of Nazareth as portrayed in the Gospels was a real, historical figure. Specific artifacts, sites, and relics are considered in light of scientific archaeology and Catholic Tradition, the Shroud of Turin, which is venerated as the burial shroud of Jesus Christ, being one of the most important.
What is Theology on Tap?
Theology on Tap is a monthly event, generally the fourth Thursday of the month, where 20s&30s are invited to join us for free beer and engaging talks by some of the leading thinkers, speakers, educators, innovators, and activists in the nation as they share their insights on various contemporary issues facing young adults today.