Jesus' Resurrection

"If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain." (St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:13-14, NRSV)

What actually happened at Jesus' Resurrection? Did the Jews of Jesus' day believe in a resurrection? How did Paul and the gospel writers understand the Resurrection? Is their witness credible? And how should we in the 21st century understand Jesus' Resurrection? What does it mean for us personally? We explored these issues Wednesday evenings during Lent 2002 using a 6 part video series featuring N. T. Wright, Jesus' Resurrection. Then and Now.

Handouts were by David Monyak.

Downloads: Handouts

1. The Historical Jesus

2. Jesus: The Resurrected Messiah

3. The First-Century Jewish Understanding of Resurrection

4. Paul's Understanding of Jesus' Resurrection

5. The Gospel Writers' Understanding of Jesus' Resurrection

6. The Meaning of Jesus' Resurrection for Today

References

 

Video. Jesus' Resurrection. Then and Now. N. T. Wright. Tagha Foundation, Minneapolis. Available from CARES (Center for Advanced Religious External Studies), P.O. Box 863, Forest, VA, 24551. 800-665-2149.

The Resurrection of the Son of God. Christian Origins and the Question of God, Volume Three. N.T. Wright. Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2003. ISBN 0-8006-2679-6.