The Resurrection of the Son of God

The Resurrection of the Son of God

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by N. T. Wright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800626796

ISBN-13: 9780800626792

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

To probe why Christianity began, and why it took the shape it did, renowned New Testament scholar N. T. Wright focuses on the key questions any historian must face: 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 this belief? This book, third in

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To probe why Christianity began, and why it took the shape it did, renowned New Testament scholar N. T. Wright focuses on the key questions any historian must face: 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 this belief? This book, third in Wright's series Christian Origins and the Question of God, maps ancient beliefs about life after death in both the pagan 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.' Facing this question ourselves, we are confronted to this day with the most central issues of the Christian worldview and theology.

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ISBN-13:
9780800626792
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Christian Origins and the Question of God Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
848
Sales rank:
237,799
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.65(d)

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The Resurrection of the Son of God 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Thand_God_for_JSB More than 1 year ago
This book is for those really interested in a work of in-depth scholarship on the bodily resurrection of Jesus. Wright carefully "clears the ground" by studying the beliefs regarding life after death of the Old Testament era Jews, Greek, and Romans, with a nod to Egyptian beliefs also. Then he minutely examines the letters of Paul, and the Gospels, carefully weighing verses, and if necessary single words with customary meanings, or the part of speech and inflection to aid in understanding what the writers meant. The notes and bibliography are copious. Not recommended for the casual reader, unless that reader has PhD's in classics, ancient languages, philosophy, etc. However a must-read for Biblical scholars, and other serious students in related areas.
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