The Resurrection of Jesus
Edited by Bernard Brandon Scott
Contributors: Robert W. Funk, Robert M. Price, Arthur J. Dewey, Roy W. Hoover, Thomas Sheehan
Series: Jesus Seminar Guides, vol. 4
How does one make sense of the story of the resurrection—or rather stories—from not one but many diverse reports survive from early Christianity? The best way to understand the resurrection is to arrange the texts chronologically and observe how the story itself developed. The Resurrection of Jesus: A Sourcebook begins with just such a list. It proceeds to a report of the Jesus Seminar’s votes on the resurrection, followed by a collection and discussion of resurrection stories found in the Greek culture of Jesus’ day, and an in-depth study of a little-known resurrection story in the Gospel of Peter. The final essays in the volume explore the origins of belief in Jesus’ resurrection and help put the pieces back together again, in ways that make sense in the modern world.
Bernard Brandon Scott (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is the Darbeth Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma. A charter member of the Jesus Seminar and Chair of Westar’s Christianity Seminar, he is the author of several books, including The Real Paul (2015), The Trouble with Resurrection (2010) and Re-imagine the World (2001).