The Christian claim from the beginning was that the question of Jesus' resurrection was a question, not of the internal mental and spiritual states of his followers a few days after his crucifixion, but about something that had happened in the real, public world.
In this essay, Bishop Wright offers a succinct summary of an argument he lays out in much more painstaking detail in his 740+ page book The Resurrection of the Son of God. Topics covered include:
- What did "resurrection" mean in first-century usage?
- The surprising character of early Christian hope.
- The stories of Easter.
- Easter and history.
- What love believes.
Read it all.
Bishop Wright's work on the resurrection has had a profound impact on my understanding of what lies at the heart of the Christian faith. And for that, I am deeply grateful.