The Defeat of Death

Perhaps the closest theological connection to the resurrection of Jesus is the resurrection of the believer as a result. In 1 Corinthians 15 – that exceptionally glorious passage – Paul equates the believer’s eschatological hope to that of a great harvest. The resurrection of Christ is, as Paul says, “the … Continue reading

Reading ‘The Resurrection of the Son of God’ Chapter Two

Chapter two of The Resurrection of the Son of God is ominously entitled Shadows, Souls and Where They Go: Life Beyond Death in Ancient Paganism. As the title makes clear, this chapter is reserved for discussion about what ancient pagans (non-Jews) believed about life after death. Readers who are unfamiliar … Continue reading