- A Critical Examination of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method in New Testament Textual Criticism
- A New Approach to Textual Criticism
- Books & Readers in the Early Church
- Can We Trust the Gospels?
- Editing the Bible: Assessing the Task Past and Present
- Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism
- Orthodoxy & Heresy in Early Christianity
- The Byzantine Text-Type and New Testament Textual Criticism
- The Living Text of the Gospels
- The New Testament Canon: Its Making and Meaning
- Beyond What Is Written
- The Story of the New Testament Text
Is there evidence to believe the Gospels?
The Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, John—are four accounts of Jesus’s life and teachings while on earth. But should we accept them as historically accurate? What evidence is there that the recorded events actually happened?
Presenting a case for the historical reliability of the Gospels, New Testament scholar Peter Williams examines evidence from non-Christian sources, assesses how accurately the four biblical accounts reflect the cultural context of their day, compares different accounts of the same events, and looks at how these texts were handed down throughout the centuries. Everyone from the skeptic to the scholar will find powerful arguments in favor of trusting the Gospels as trustworthy accounts of Jesus’s earthly life.