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Arguably, no individual has influenced the course of history more than Jesus of Nazareth. Today, over 2000 years since he lived, his story still influences the lives of millions of people.

Yet, in recent decades many have questioned whether the Gospel stories are a true reflection of the central figure of Christianity. So can we trust the accounts of his life, death and alleged resurrection?

Leading New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman is well known for his critique of the historicity of the Gospels. He engages with leading Cambridge University Bible scholar Peter J Williams who defends the reliability of the accounts.

Peter J Williams is Principal of Tyndale House, Cambridge and member of the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University. His latest book is ‘Can We Trust The Gospels?’.

Bart Erhman is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the author of over 30 books including ‘Misquoting Jesus’.

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