It would not explain the empty tomb, the rolled-away stone, or the inability to produce the corpse. Lewis says, "Any theory of hallucination breaks down on the fact (and if it is invention [rather than fact], it is the oddest invention that ever entered the mind of man) that on three separate occasions this hallucination was not immediately recognized as Jesus (Lk -31; Jn ; 21:4). Before commenting please read the Commenting Rules and Tips.
No theory can explain all these data except a real resurrection. Even granting that God sent a holy hallucination to teach truths already widely believed without it, and far more easily taught by other methods, and certain to be completely obscured by this, might we not at least hope that he would get the face of the hallucination Some of these "hallucination" arguments are as old as the Church Fathers. If you're having trouble commenting, read the Commenting Instructions.
This one returned many times, to ordinary people (Jn -; Acts 1:3).
Unless, that is, the disciples had stolen it, in which case we are back with the conspiracy theory and all its difficulties. from Fordham University, followed by post-doctoral work at Yale University.
(13) A hallucination would explain only the post-resurrection appearances. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 60 books including Note: Our goal is to cultivate serious and respectful dialogue. —any snarky, offensive, or off-topic comments will be deleted.
Peter Kreeft in which he examines each of the plausible theories attempting to explain what happened to Jesus at the end of his life, particularly whether he rose from the dead.
Part 1 - 5 Possible Theories that Explain the Resurrection of Jesus Part 2 - Rejecting the Swoon Theory: 9 Reasons Why Jesus Did Not Faint on the Cross Part 3 - Debunking the Conspiracy Theory: 7 Arguments Why Jesus’ Disciples Did Not Lie Part 4 - Refuting the Myth Theory: 6 Reasons Why the Resurrection Accounts are True Part 5 - Real Visions: 13 Reasons the Disciples Did Not Hallucinate Part 6 - (Coming soon!
This one said and did surprising and unexpected things (Acts 1:4,9)—like a real person and unlike a dream.