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, non-theists, 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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