Monday, September 21, 2015

Quote: Bart Ehrman on the Post-Resurrection Appearances

“It is a historical fact that some of Jesus’ followers came to believe that he had been raised from the dead soon after his execution. We know some of these believers by name; one of them, the apostle Paul, claims quite plainly to have seen Jesus alive after his death. Thus, for the historian, Christianity begins after the death of Jesus, not with the resurrection itself, but with the belief in the resurrection.”[1]

Courage and Godspeed,

1. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. Third Edition. (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.276), Emphasis mine.

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