I find this assertion by Habermas that there needs to be another evidential(writing?) explanation in the time of Jesus besides the one from the early Christians for it to be a viable alternative. What kind of evidence does Habermas want? The bones and DNA of the man Jesus? The Romans did not keep the bodies of those they killed intact after the crucifixion by the state. The missing body of Jesus is not miraculous but rather a likely natural event considering the Romans. To the world at that point the man Jesus was not important enough to keep historical records that Habermas demands. Jesus was important to Christians not to the rest of the Roman world. Therefor we are left with mostly Christian testimony which is extremely biased. The Christian evidence is nothing more than the writing that followed many years later. The reason Western Civilization has been burdened with this occult is because the early Christians wrote down their magical explanations. That is the power of the written word in human culture.