The Case for Christ
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Based on the best-selling book by the same name, a seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history.
The Project: Determine if there's credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God. The Reporter: Lee Strobel, educated at Yale Law School, award-winning former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune-with a background of atheism. The Experts: A dozen scholars, with doctorates from Cambridge, Princeton, Brandeis, and other top-flight institutions, who are recognized authorities on Jesus. The Story: Retracing his own spiritual journey, Strobel cross-examines the experts with tough, point-blank questions: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual historical event?
This remarkable documentary is like reading a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ?
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To claims that the film is biased, of course it is. It's an apologetic documentary after all. But it is nevertheless a fairly balanced overview, or summary, of the evidence for the truth claims of the NT. This documentary isn't any more biased than the TV documentaries that usually air on the cable channels (A&E, THC, DSV, TLC, etc.) at Christmas and Easter which are typically aimed at a popular audience and biased against the truth claims of the NT and which usually cater to the sensational and bizarre. Strobel's DVD should serve as a nice counterpoint to all the popular sensationalist documentaries out there. True, the film doesn't get too technical, however perhaps it really doesn't need to? Anyone interested in delving deeper can check out the books listed in the bibliography, many of them written by the very scholars interviewed in the film.
Also interesting are the special features video interviews with many of the scholars interviewed in the film giving personal testimonials about how their work as scholars has increased their faith.
I think every church would benefit by screening this DVD for its members.
As a conversion story, this DVD works well enough. Both Lee and his wife are featured and many different scholars appear for quick explanations on certain topics that deal with the resurrection and reliability of the Gospels, etc. There are philosophers William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland as well as recognized N.T scholars Craig Blomberg and world famous N.T. Wright who make appearances arguing or providing evidence on certain subjects. All in all, this is a good DVD for quick information about certain topics regarding Christianity, but by not delving deeper into the material, it could have the rather opposite intent by insulting either Christians who are looking for a resource to help them "provide an answer" or to those seeking for answers.
If you are already a Christian, you will find this video to be a great start in bolstering your apologetic. It touches on areas of manuscript evidence, extra biblical evidence, eyewitness accounts, predictive prophecy and the resurrection of Christ. This is a very high quality film, just as another one of Lee's films, "The Case for a Creator."
This video kept my ten year old entertained, even though many parts were over her head. However, it was certainly too much for my seven year old, but he did sit through it. Any documentary on biblical evidence that can keep a seven year old entertained, says a lot for the quality. I recommend viewing this video; it is completely something that I would be comfortable passing out to Christians and non-Christians alike.
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A must see for believers as well as non believers! An eye opener!Published 5 months ago by Chrizelle Els
An ideal video. Lee was curious, researching and studying everything about Christ. He was skeptical, then became convinced.
God has given his truth. Many have found it!
Excellent documentary, it presents a very clear case for Christ. What I like most about this documentary is that the scholars present anti-Biblical theories and tell us why they... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Marku