Evidence and the Gospels SIR: Samuel Beaux (Letters, November 2012), as is his right, disagrees with almost everything I say. But I cannot understand why he continues to wrongly attribute to me views he dislikes. I didn’t say that because the Gospel accounts of the resurrection are based on the recollections of eyewitnesses that this constitutes incontrovertible evidence that must be accepted by everyone, or that disagreement with the consensus about the authorship of the Gospels is heresy. Nor, for that matter, did Mark say that the risen Jesus would first appear in Galilee. It’s not either Jerusalem or Galilee,…
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