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.

The Resurrection of the Son of God

Author: Nicholas Thomas Wright

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 145141501X

Category: Religion

Page: 817

View: 5342

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.

Raised with Christ

How the Resurrection Changes Everything

Author: Adrian Warnock

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433522616

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 2807

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.

The Contemporary Quest for Jesus

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451414950

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 4505

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?

Paul and the Faithfulness of God

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800626834

Category: Religion

Page: 1700

View: 4196

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.

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

View: 2047

"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.

I Believe in the Resurrection

Author: George Eldon Ladd

Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780802816115

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9081

Surprised by Hope

Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061551821

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 4753

For years Christians have been asking, "If you died tonight, do you know where you would go?" It turns out that many believers have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven. Award-winning author N. T. Wright outlines the present confusion about a Christian's future hope and shows how it is deeply intertwined with how we live today. Wright, who is one of today's premier Bible scholars, asserts that Christianity's most distinctive idea is bodily resurrection. He provides a magisterial defense for a literal resurrection of Jesus and shows how this became the cornerstone for the Christian community's hope in the bodily resurrection of all people at the end of the age. Wright then explores our expectation of "new heavens and a new earth," revealing what happens to the dead until then and what will happen with the "second coming" of Jesus. For many, including many Christians, all this will come as a great surprise. Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation—and if this has already begun in Jesus's resurrection—the church cannot stop at "saving souls" but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life, not only after death but before it.

Defending the Resurrection

Author: Ed James Patrick Holding

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609576543

Category: Religion

Page: 412

View: 3737

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

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

View: 5111

"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.

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.

The Gospel According to Mark

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860976

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

View: 429

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

The Letter of James

Author: Douglas J. Moo

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802837301

Category: Religion

Page: 271

View: 2388

Few books in the New Testament are better known or more often quoted as the Letter of James. Because James is so concise, so intensely practical, and so filled with memorable metaphors and illustrations, it has become one of the two or three most popular New Testament books in the church. This highly original commentary seeks to make the Letter of James clear and applicable to Christian living today. Interacting with the latest views on James but keeping academic references to a minimum, Douglas Moo first introduces the Letter of James in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explain the message of James both to its first readers and to today's church.

The Case for Christ

A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310346169

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 3954

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure. The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. As The Case for Christ and its ancillary resources approach 10 million copies in print, this updated edition will prove even more valuable to contemporary readers.

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

View: 7696

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.

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

View: 7893

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.

The Gospel According to Matthew

Authorized King James Version

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136169

Category: Bibles

Page: 78

View: 2664

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

The Resurrection of Jesus

John Dominic Crossan and N.T. Wright in Dialogue

Author: John Dominic Crossan,Nicholas Thomas Wright

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451417187

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 5292

Two of today's most important and popular New Testament scholars, John Dominic Crossan and N. T. Wright, here air their very different understandings of the historical reality and theological meaning of Jesus' Resurrection. The book highlights points of agreement and disagreement between them and explores the many attendant issues. This book brings two leading lights in Jesus studies together for a long-overdue conversation with one another and with significant scholars from other disciplines.