Resurrection Son of God V3: Christian Origins and the Question of God

Resurrection Son of God V3: Christian Origins and the Question of God

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by N. T. Wright
     
 

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This book, third in Wright's 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

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This book, third in Wright's 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."

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ISBN-13:
9781451415018
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
03/17/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
817
Sales rank:
202,197
File size:
5 MB

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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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