I appreciate Dr. Karl Barth’s response to my April Witness article, “Reservations on the Resurrection?” and I certainly agree that the Gospel writers did a much finer job of recall than did my students in the illustration provided! The point, again, was simply to demonstrate that, in terms of the human dimension, people seeing the same thing will report it differently.
Certainly, too, we accept the Resurrection on faith, as Dr. Barth concludes, but let’s not ignore proofs. Ours is never a blind faith—as is the case in all other world religions—but a faith magnificently supported by historical, archaeological, and geographical proofs. That’s the glorious advantage of Christianity.
Dr. Paul L. Maier
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