Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Resurrection of Jesus: A Jewish Perspective

A Jewish historian who believes the resurrection of Jesus as being a historical event: The Resurrection of Jesus: A Jewish Perspective (Book highlights) | The Resurgence:
In Lapide’s mind, Jesus’ resurrection and appearances have only three possible explanations. They were either:
1. A religious myth,
2. A series of individual personal experiences, or
3. Historical events.
Though formerly a skeptic of Jesus’ resurrection, re-examining the evidence led Lapide to accept the resurrection as historical fact: “If the defeated and depressed group of disciples overnight could change into a victorious movement of faith, based only on autosuggestion or self-deception—without a fundamental faith experience—then this would be a much greater miracle than the resurrection itself” (p. 126).

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