BIS 507 The Resurrection of Jesus

Faculty: Revd Dr. Bruce Chilton (Profile)


The first followers of Jesus — those who produced what came to be called the New Testament — obviously believed that God had raised him from the dead. But they asserted at the same time that his resurrection signaled that the potential of humanity as a whole had changed. Eternal life became an aspiration for the many, not a few. All the viewpoints in the New Testament (and related literature) are assessed in this course, without attempting to collapse the variants into a single, allegedly dominant perspective. The range of the disciples’ experience proves remarkable, when their testimony is not forced into conformity to one normative claim or another of what the Resurrection has to have been.

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