The Resurrection of the Son of God

Author: Tom Wright

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281067503

Category: Religion

Page: 848

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N.T. Wright takes us on a fascinating journey through ancient beliefs about life after death, from the shadowy figures who inhabit Homer's Hades, through Plato's hope for a blessed immortality, to the first century, where the Greek and Roman world (apart from the Jews) consistently denied any possibility of resurrection. We then examine ancient Jewish beliefs on the same subject, from the Bible to the Dead Sea Scrolls and beyond. This sets the scene for a full-scale examination of early Christian beliefs about resurrection in general and that of Jesus in particular, beginning with Paul and working through to the start of the third century. Wright looks at all the evidence, and asks: Why did the Christians agree with Jewish resurrection belief while introducing into it - across the board - significant modifications? To answer this question we come to the strange and evocative Easter stories in the gospels and asks whether they can have been late inventions. Wright seeks the best historical conclusions about the empty tomb and the belief that Jesus really did rise bodily from the dead, recognizing that it was this belief that caused early Christians to call Jesus 'Son of God'. In doing so, they posed a political challenge as well as a theological one. These challenges retain their power in the twenty-first century.
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The Resurrection of the Son of God

Author: Nicholas Thomas Wright

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800636159

Category: Religion

Page: 817

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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 this belief? 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." 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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The Resurrection of the Son of God

Author: Nicholas Thomas Wright

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 145141501X

Category: Religion

Page: 817

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Explores ancient beliefs about life after death, highlighting the fact that the early Christians' belief about the afterlife belonged firmly on the Jewish spectrum, while introducing several new mutations and sharper definitions, forcing readers to view the Easter narratives not simply as rationalizations, but as accounts of two actual events: the empty tomb of Jesus and his "appearances." Simultaneous. Hardcover no longer available.
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Raised with Christ

How the Resurrection Changes Everything

Author: Adrian Warnock

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433522616

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Jesus truly is alive today. But compared to his atoning death, Jesus' resurrection sparks relatively little discussion in the church. Inadvertently,we can become so focused on the good news that Christ died for our sins, that we almost forget he was "raised for our justification" (Romans 4:25). In Raised with Christ, author Adrian Warnock exhorts Christians not to neglect the resurrection in their teaching and experience. Warnock takes his cue from Acts, where every recorded sermon focuses on Jesus' resurrection. He stresses that Christians who faithfully proclaim both the death and the bodily resurrection of Jesus, and live out the implications of that message in vibrant,grace-filled churches, will be enabled to reach a world that lives in death's dark shadow. The power of the risen Christ is active in every true Christian, transforming our lives. Raised with Christ will help you discover afresh the massive implications of the empty tomb. Jesus' resurrection really has changed everything.
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The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus

Author: Gary R. Habermas,Michael R. Licona,Kregel Publications

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825494109

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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"A phenomenal resource that is both user-friendly and up-to-date, [and will] equip believers to defend this crucial issue." - Josh McDowell. Includes an interactive CD in a game-show format to test your memory of the key issues and concepts.
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Defending the Resurrection

Author: Ed James Patrick Holding

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609576543

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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Did Jesus rise from the dead? The question is one on which the truth of the Christian faith turns (1 Cor. 15). If Jesus did not rise, you may as well close down your church! In this volume, prominent Internet apologist James Patrick Holding and a team of Christian authors provide a series of essays defending the Resurrection as a historical event, taking on criticisms from every angle - from that which is scholarly to that which is plain lunacy! With this book, you'll be prepared to meet many of today's greatest challenges to the core event of the Christian faith. "Both the interested reader and especially the student of this subject should find many worthwhile discussions that are easily worth the price of the book." - from the Foreword by Dr. Gary Habermas
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Paul and the Faithfulness of God

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800626834

Category: Religion

Page: 1700

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This highly anticipated two-book fourth volume in N. T. Wright's magisterial series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, is destined to become the standard reference point on the subject for all serious students of the Bible and theology. The mature summation of a lifetime's study, this landmark book pays a rich tribute to the breadth and depth of the apostle's vision, and offers an unparalleled wealth of detailed insights into his life, times, and enduring impact.
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Risen Indeed

Making Sense of the Resurrection

Author: Stephen T. Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780281047383

Category: Resurrection

Page: 220

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Jesus & the Restoration of Israel

A Critical Assessment of N. T. Wright's Jesus & the Victory of God

Author: Carey C. Newman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830815876

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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This book, edited by Carey C. Newman, offers a multifaceted and critical assessment of N. T. Wright's work, Jesus and the Victory of God. Wright responds to the essayists, and Marcus Borg offers his critical appraisal.
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The Resurrection of the Messiah

A Narrative Commentary on the Resurrection Accounts in the Four Gospels

Author: Francis J. Moloney

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587682966

Category: Religion

Page: 203

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"Taking inspiration from a different interpretative tradition, the classic work of Raymond Brown on the birth and death of the Messiah, Francis Moloney has provided a comprehensive narrative reading of the resurrection stories of all four Gospels, in close association with their passion narratives, to which they are the stunning response. The book traces how the four evangelists' different telling of the resurrection stories has "narrated" the action of God for Jesus, and the action of God and Jesus for all Christians in and through the early Church's belief and experience of the resurrection of Jesus. The final chapter discusses what we can recover about the events of Easter day and, more importantly, what these events meant then, and continue to mean today."--Back cover.
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The Resurrection of Jesus

A New Historiographical Approach

Author: Michael R. Licona

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830868860

Category: Religion

Page: 723

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The question of the historicity of Jesus' resurrection has been repeatedly probed, investigated and debated. And the results have varied widely. Perhaps some now regard this issue as the burned-over district of New Testament scholarship. Could there be any new and promising approach to this problem? Yes, answers Michael Licona. And he convincingly points us to a significant deficiency in approaching this question: our historiographical orientation and practice. So he opens this study with an extensive consideration of historiography and the particular problem of investigating claims of miracles. This alone is a valuable contribution. But then Licona carefully applies his principles and methods to the question of Jesus' resurrection. In addition to determining and working from the most reliable sources and bedrock historical evidence, Licona critically weighs other prominent hypotheses. His own argument is a challenging and closely argued case for the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ. Any future approaches to dealing with this "prize puzzle" of New Testament study will need to be routed through The Resurrection of Jesus.
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The Gospel According to Mark

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860976

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave
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For Everyone Bible Study Guides

1 - 2 Timothy and Titus

Author: Tom Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780281061822

Category: Bible

Page: 80

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The guides in this series by Tom Wright can be used on their own or alongside his New Testament for Everyone commentaries. 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus could be called the Teacher s Manual because these letters contain so much advice about the kind of teaching Christian leaders should and shouldn t be giving. Just as Timothy and Titus needed help to lead their young churches in the midst of powerful cultural forces, we need guidance for leading and living well in our own context. These studies of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus point us in the right direction. They bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and show us the way through the challenges we face.
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The Contemporary Quest for Jesus

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 9780800634827

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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One of the most prominent voices in New Testament research today concisely explores what he sees as the six major questions historical Jesus research must address, including: How does Jesus fit into Judaism? What were Jesus' aims? and Why did Jesus die?
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The Son Rises

Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

Author: William L. Craig

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1579104649

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Is the Christian message of Jesus Christ and his resurrection true? Using ten lines of historical evidence, Dr. Craig defends the probability that Jesus was resurrected following his crucifixion. He examines the origin of the Christian movement, and more provocative subjects, such as the Shroud of Turin, parapsychological phenomena and hallucinations.
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The Reality of the Resurrection

The New Testament Witness

Author: Stefan Alkier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602589773

Category: Religion

Page: 335

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Resurrection as the heart of the New Testament
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