Evidence from a non christian text that christians were worshipping Jesus as God – Cambridge scholar Peter Williams at University of Chicago

English: Resurrection of Christ

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Dr. Peter Williams  is currently Warden, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen

Scholarly activities:

  • Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project
  • Member of the Translation Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible

Current research includes:

  • The early history of translation with particular focus on translation of the Bible
  • Textual criticism

At The Veritas Forum at the University of Chicago, Cambridge scholar Peter Williams lists some of the extra-biblical historical evidence for Christianity. He discusses Pliny the Younger’s letter to Trajan about the early Christians as evidence of the beliefs of the early church which worshipped Jesus Christ as God. This – combined with Judaism’s fundamental monotheism – is early evidence that Jesus Christ was quickly given stature as divine and not simply gradually exalted over time. Published on Dec 10, 2012 by VeritasForum

Is there evidence for Jesus outside the Bible? (6 min)

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Here is a lecture Dr. Peter Williams gave from The Lanier Library Lecture Series titled New Evidences the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts by Dr Peter Williams given March 5, 2011 by fleetwd1

 New Evidences the Gospels were Based

on Eyewitness Accounts (54 min)

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