The two appendices are somewhat more technical in nature. Appendix A is on the canon, the Christ, and the historical Jesus, in which we consider how the authority of the Bible is related to the authority of Jesus. I argue that Jesus the Christ must serve as our “canonical principle’ by which we decide which parts of the Bible are authoritative for us today.
In Appendix B, I examine some of the current scholarly opinions about the nature of the resurrection, weighing carefully the arguments of those who I call the “minimalists’ who maintain that nothing extraordinary happened. How persuasive is their reasoning?