Assessing the Resurrection Hypothesis: Problems with Craig's Inference to the Best Explanation


  • Carlos Alberto Colombetti Skyline College
  • Robert G. Cavin Cypress College



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Author Biography

Carlos Alberto Colombetti, Skyline College


Department of Philosophy


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How to Cite

Colombetti, Carlos Alberto, and Robert G. Cavin. 2019. “Assessing the Resurrection Hypothesis: Problems With Craig’s Inference to the Best Explanation”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 11 (2):205-28.