In the halls and classrooms of accredited universities and among scholarly historians - both Christian and non alike - the idea that Jesus of Nazareth never lived is ridiculous. However, in some internet atheist haunts, the claim is still very much alive.
Is there good historical evidence for believing that Jesus existed? Absolutely.
The seventh presentation of the free "Essential Apologetics" series looks at the claims of those who doubt Jesus' life and presents a case against the idea that Jesus was just a copycat of other pagan gods. It also shows what facts are nearly universally accepted among historians about the carpenter from Nazareth.
You can view and download all presentations completed so far in the Essential Apologetics series here.