The resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Is it a fact or a religious myth?
About Jesus' resurrection
Most Christians believe that Jesus was executed in Jerusalem by the Roman
occupying army circa 30 CE, and that a miracle happened about a day and a half later: he was bodily
resurrected. This is one of their
They believe that he returned to life in his original body. On that day -- or 40 days
later (Gospel sources differ) -- he left earth and ascended through the
clouds to Heaven.
Most Muslims, progressive Christians, secularists, etc. disagree.
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above
essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.
- J.S. Spong, "Resurrection, Myth or Reality? A Bishops Search for the Origins
of Christianity", Harper San Francisco, CA, (1994) Page 50. Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store.
- "Toward a Common Date for Easter," World Council of Churches /
Middle East Council of Churches Consultation, 1997 at: http://www.elca.org/ea/
- Gary Habermas, "Resurrection Research From 1975 to the Present: What are
Critical Scholars Saying?." Journal for the Study of the New Historical
Jesus, 2005-JUN; 3: Pages 135 to 153.
The Amazon.com bookstore lists the following books on "Resurrection:"
Most, but not all, refer to Jesus' resurrection.
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