Re: [XTalk] Jesus' burial
- Thanks Jan,
The resurrection would no doubt have been the decisive step. The intriguing
thing for me though is that numerous scholars have frequently dismissed the
idea of Jesus' bodily resurrection, appealing to those alternatives I
mentioned or even sheer invention.
Wright's argument is that these options are simply not viable historical
alternatives. Further the notion of a single individual's resurrection when
nothing else has changed I forgot to mention there was no mass return of
exiles either is so bizarre as to be not only ridiculous but inconceivable
within Israel's present understanding. The question I was after pursuing
was not the timing of the kingdom, but instead how does one explain the
origin of the resurrection story?
on 20/6/03 1:01 AM, Jan Sammer at sammer@... wrote:
- much snipped..
>Dr. Rikk E. Watts (Cantab) Ph. (604) 224 3245
> The question is whether the Kingdom of God was supposed to occur as a
> stupendous sudden event, or if it could be understood to be dawning for a
> period of time, preceded by signs, gathering force, etc. The gospel accounts
> of Jesus' ministry suggest the latter. The gospels suggest that the Kingdom
> is in some ways present already in Jesus' lifetime and his resurrection is
> one more decisive step in its dawning. The resurrection was the foundation
> of the Christian faith that the transformation had begun in earnest.
> Jan Sammer
> Prague, Czech Republic
Associate Professor of NT Fax. (604) 224 3097
5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, V6T 2E4
- --- In email@example.com, "Karel Hanhart" <K.Hanhart@n...>
> Shall we then agree to disagree?I'm afraid so Karel. Thanks for your thoughts.
Calgary, AB, Canada