This is the third work in N.T. Wright’s series on Christian Origins and the Question of God. It starts with investigations into the understanding of death and the afterlife in paganism and Judaism. It then examines belief in (the) resurrection in Paul and in the early church in the first and second centuries. Finally it looks at the Easter stories in the gospels. Because the book covers a lot of history-of-religions ground and has a lot more exegetical material than the previous two books, I have made greater use of Wright’s own conclusions in constructing this synopsis.
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