James Grant says,
Mark Driscoll provided something of an overview of N. T. Wrightâ€™s book The Resurrection of the Son of God. Here is Driscollâ€™s brief five-point summary of Wrightâ€™s argument:
- Resurrection and its cognates mean â€œlife after â€˜life after death.â€™â€
- Ancient paganism strenuously denied the possibility of resurrection.
- A strong belief in the hope of future resurrection existed only within the bounds of certain sects of Judaism.
- The only possible reason why early Christianity began and took the shape it did is that the tomb really was empty and that people really did meet Jesus, alive again.
- Though admitting it involves accepting a challenge at the level of worldview itself, the best historical explanation for all these phenomena is that Jesus was indeed bodily raised from the dead.
[HT: James Grant]