Peter J. Williams (PhD, University of Cambridge) is the principal of Tyndale House and chair of the International Greek New Testament Project.
In Can We Trust the Gospels? Peter Williams presents a concise but highly grounded and well-rounded study on the historical reliability of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).
Many times, people can display concern about the accuracy of the translations and transmission of the Gospel narratives, and their historical reliability.
Williams shows - through an engaging style, plenty of charts and meticulous yet wholly understandable research - that the Gospels can in fact be trusted.
To do this, he looks at a wide variety of compelling topics, including details about the cultural, geographic, etymological and social specificity of the Gospels.
He also examines what early contemporary secular sources had to say about Jesus and Christianity while also considering the history of translations, early manuscripts and more.
Can We Trust the Gospels? is one of the best books we’ve reviewed in 2021. As a succinct yet thorough book defending the reliability of the Gospels it is perhaps unparalleled. Essential reading for all Christians and skeptics alike.
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