The Resurrection of the Messiah

The Resurrection of the Messiah

by Christopher Bryan

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ISBN-13: 9780190454081
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Christopher Bryan, sometime scholar of Wadham College, Oxford, is C.K. Benedict Professor of New Testament Emeritus at the University of the South. Since his semi-retirement in 2008 he continues to write and teach, and is currently editor of the Sewanee Theological Review, one of only two Anglican quarterly journals of theology currently published in the United States.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Setting 1. The Hope of Israel 2. Death and the Afterlife in the Greco-Roman World beyond Israel 3. The Christian Claim Part II. Witnesses 1. Paul 2. Mark 3. Matthew 4. Luke 5. John Part III. Questioning the Witnesses 1. What Should We Make of the Witnesses' Claims? 2. So What? A Partially Unscientific Postscript Additional Notes Additional Note A: On Varieties of Faith in Early Christianity Additional Note B: On Whether the New Testament Narratives Are Useful Sources of Information about Anything That May Actually Have Happened Additional Note C: Are the Passion Narratives Examples of "the Prophetization of History," or of "the Historicization of Prophecy"? Additional Note D: The Resurrection of the Dead and Torah Additional Note E: The Alexamenos Graffito and Texts of Terror Additional Note F: Further Reflections on Paul's Understanding of Resurrection as Involving a Transformed Physicality Additional Note G: Further Reflections on Paul's Understanding of Our Present Experience of Transformation in and through Christ Additional Note H: The New Testament and the Negative Eschaton: The Possibility of Damnation Endnotes Selected Bibliography and Sources Abbreviations Index

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