Kris D. Komarnitsky
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In this very brief introduction to the cognitive dissonance theory of Christian origins, Kris D. Komarnitsky evaluates several critiques of this theory by William Lane Craig and discusses the difference between terms like "possible," "plausible," and "most plausible" when trying to assess different explanations for an event.
In this outline of what may have given rise to the beliefs and traditions in 1 Corinthians 15:3-7 if Jesus did not rise from the dead, Kris D. Komarnitsky explains why using these verses to support the historical reliability of the Gospels is problematic.
After illustrating how people can come to different conclusions about the exact same evidence, Kris D. Komarnitsky invites readers to come to their own conclusions concerning an important piece of evidence about Christian origins related to the discovered empty tomb tradition.