The Resurrection of Jesus

Its History and Meaning:  A New Humanity

Historical Evaluations of the Resurrection of Jesus:

The Resurrection of Jesus:  Did the Four Gospels Record the Truth?

The Resurrection of Jesus:  Did the Four Gospels Record the Truth? (short version)

The Resurrection of Jesus:  Did the Hebrew Scriptures Foresee a Risen Messiah?

The Resurrection of Jesus:  Was it a Jewish Invention?

The Resurrection of Jesus:  Was it a Greco-Roman Invention?

The Resurrection of Jesus:  Was it a Legend that Developed Over Time?

For more information, please see:

* Does the Bible Have Evidence of God's Design?  A Sociological Glance at the Torah

* The Question of Scripture and the Christian Response:  Historical and Literary Analysis

* The Question of Proof and the Christian Response: Four Types of Knowledge

Helpful books and articles:

* Gary Habermas, The Resurrection Argument That Changed a Generation of Scholars (Veritas Forum lecture Nov 2012)

* Gary Habermas, The Resurrection of Jesus: A Rational Inquiry

* N.T. Wright, The Resurrection as a Historical Problem

* N.T. Wright, Jesus' Resurrection and Christian Origins

* N.T. Wright, Resurrection: From Theology to Music and Back Again

* Peter J. Williams, Eyewitnesses to Jesus? New Evidence for the Authenticity of the Gospels (Veritas Forum lecture Apr 2012)

 

Meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus, a Comparative Worldview Perspective:
Human Dignity: Does Every Individual Matter?

Jewish and Christian Views of the Messiah

Stories and Spirituality: How the God Engages Human Evil (chart)

Stories and Spirituality: About How the God Relates to Us (chart)

Stories and Social Consequences: Comparison with Islam and Mohammed (chart)

Stories and Social Consequences: Comparison with Atheism and Hinduism (chart)

The Role of Jesus in Revolution and the Pursuit of Justice (and ppt)

Why Do Neo-Cons and Secular Liberals Have a Messianic Complex?

The Conflict of Messianic Stories (chart)

   

What Do Jesus' Death and Resurrection Mean?

The Making of a New Humanity (Colossians 1:15 - 20)

God's Victory over Human Evil in Jesus (Romans 6:1 - 11)

The Future of Your Body (notes and messages on Paul's first letter to the Corinthians)

The Holy Spirit: An Introduction, Three Aspects of Salvation (and ppt)

The Trinity: Can Other Gods Be Personally Known? because Jesus' resurrection shows that God is a Triune being

For more information, please see:

* Big Questions About God: Contrasting Early and High Federal Calvinist Theologies

* The Atonement: The Meaning of Jesus' Death God is undoing the corruption in human nature; patristic physical theory vs. Calvinist penal substitution theory

* The Question of Evil and the Christian Response: Jesus' New Humanity God is solving the problem of human evil in a loving way

* The Question of God's Goodness and the Christian Response: The Trinity God has vindicated His goodness through Jesus

* The Question of Desire and the Christian Response: Jesus Reshapes Our Desires God is reshaping our desires by bringing us to Jesus in the Spirit

* The Question of Sex and the Christian Response: God's Vision for Human Relationships the resurrection means our bodies matter, and where we our bodies come from matters

* The Question of Politics and the Christian Response: Christian Restorative Justice the highest justice within God is restorative, not retributive

* The Question of the Church and the Christian Response: Hope God is restoring true humanity to us

* The Question of Race and the Christian Response: One New Humanity in Jesus God through Israel and Jesus honors ethnicity but dismantles race

* The Question of the Supernatural and the Christian Response: A Good God Who Intervenes in Jesus God is not passive, but is actively undoing human evil and healing us

* The Question of Proof and the Christian Response:  Four Areas of Knowledge  historical knowledge of Jesus is broader then and encompasses other forms of knowing

* The Question of Other Beliefs and the Christian Response: History & Theology other belief systems exhibit both internal and external inconsistencies

 

Resources

* N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope video series and group study (youtube videos, 2013)

* N.T. Wright, The Resurrection as a Historical Problem (article, 1988)

* N.T. Wright, Jesus' Resurrection and Christian Origins

* N.T. Wright, Resurrection: From Theology to Music and Back Again

* N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope (pdf book, Feb 2008)

* N.T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God (pdf book, Feb 1992)

* N.T. Wright, Jesus and the Victory of God (pdf book, Aug 1997)

* N.T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God (pdf book, Mar 2003)

* Dr. Simon Greenleaf (a founder of Harvard Law School), Testimony of the Evangelists

* Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

* Stephen Colbert, Interview with Bart Ehrman (Colbert Report, Apr 9, 2009)

* Michael Bird, How God Became Jesus: Bart Ehrman Gets It Wrong (ABC News, Apr 16, 2014)

 

 

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