This is an extended review of N T Wright’s important book The Resurrection of the Son of God. The book has two main aims. First to reassert that the authors of the New Testament believed that Jesus was raised bodily from the dead. Second to clarify the authors’ understanding of resurrection for those who believe in Jesus. Wright examines the writings of the apostle Paul, focusing on the letters to the Corinthians and of the four Gospels. This book is a major contribution both to the church’s understanding of the resurrection of Jesus and its implications for the life of the church and deserves wide study.
Source: Anvil, 2004. 12 pages.