Resurrection: A Guide for the Perplexed Hardback

A Guide for the Perplexed

by Lidija Novakovic;

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Resurrection: A Guide for the Perplexed

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This volume examines what the followers of Jesus meant when they declared that he was raised from the dead. This claim, which lies at the core of Christian faith, is one of the most controversial topics in Christianity. Jesus' resurrection has no analogy in human history. Although many 1st-century Jews expected the resurrection of the dead at the end of time, the Christian claim that this had already happened to one individual within the realm of history was unprecedented. Moreover, an affirmation of Jesus' bodily resurrection contradicts the known laws of nature. Additional difficulty comes from the nature of the available evidence. The New Testament sources not only mirror the worldview of ancient authors but also differ with regard to who saw him alive, what was the nature of his risen body, and whether the empty tomb was a widespread knowledge or an assumption based on prior beliefs. Novakovic presents all these issues in a clear and methodical way. She examines the literary sources and addresses various questions related to historical investigations of Jesus' resurrection.

Resurrection: A Guide for the Perplexed by Lidija Novakovic was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in March 2016. The ISBN for Resurrection: A Guide for the Perplexed is 9780567629814.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 2016)
Number of Pages208
Thickness20 mm
Height218 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4342721
Page last updated 19th July 2016
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