The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol. 3)

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The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol. 3) Author N. T. Wright
ISBN-10 0800626796
ISBN-13 9780800626792
Year 2003-03-01
Pages 740
Language English
Publisher Fortress Press
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Why did Christianity begin and why did it take the shape it did To answer this question which any historian must face renowned New Testament scholar N T Wright focuses on the key points what precisely happened at Easter What did the early Christians mean when they said that Jesus of Nazareth had been raised from the dead What can be said today about his belief This book third is Wrights series Christian Origins and the Question of God sketches a map of ancient beliefs about life after death in both the Greco Roman and Jewish worlds It then highlights the fact that the early Christians belief about the afterlife belonged firmly on the Jewish spectrum while introducing several new mutations and sharper definitions This together with other features of early Christianity forces the historian to read the Easter narratives in the gospels not simply as late rationalizations of early Christian spirituality but as accounts of two actual events the empty tomb of Jesus and his appearances How do we explain these phenomena The early Christians answer was that Jesus had indeed been bodily raised from the dead that was why they hailed him as the messianic son of God No modern historian has come up with a more convincing explanation Facing this question we are confronted to this day with the most central issues of the Christian worldview and theology

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