The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Synopsis

This exciting collection of papers is an international, ecumenical, and interdisciplinary study of Jesus' resurrection that emerged from the "Resurrection Summit" meeting held in New York at Easter of 1996. The contributions represent mainstream scholarship on biblical studies, fundamental theology, systematic theology, philosophy, moral theology, and homiletics. Contributors represent a wide range of viewpoints and denominations and include Richard Swinburne, Janet Martin Soskice, Peter F. Carnley, Sarah Coakley, Willian Lane Craig, William P. Alston, M. Shawn Copeland, Paul Rhodes Eddy, Francis Schussler Fiorenza, Brian V. Johnstone, Carey C. Newman, Alan G. Padgett, Pheme Perkins, Alan F. Segal, Marguerite Shuster, and John Wilkins. Combined, they offer a timely, wide ranging, and well balanced work on the central truth of Christianity.

Excerpt

Every project has its history. This one began with our desire to meet and dialogue on the resurrection of Jesus with scholars in a variety of disciplines. Hence we invited fifteen other specialists, many of whom have already published works on the resurrection. in planning the various papers that are published in this book, we wanted to include contributions from biblical studies, foundational (or fundamental) theology, systematic theology, moral theology, spiritual theology, the philosophy of religion, homiletics, liturgy, the study of religious art, and literary criticism. We managed to secure papers from experts in most of these fields, and in one way or another all these fields have entered this book.

To promote advance discussion and establish stronger connecting threads between the different contributions, we encouraged those presenting papers to circulate them beforehand to all the members of the symposium. in some cases two preliminary drafts had been sent out for such feedback before we met at Dunwoodie (7-10 April 1996) for the Resurrection Summit itself.

This procedure distinguishes our book from other works produced in collaboration like Paul Avis (ed.), The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1993); Stephen Barton and Graham Stanton (eds.), Resurrection. Essays in Honour of Leslie Houlden (London: spck, 1994); and C. F. D. Moule (ed.), The Significance of the Message of the Resurrection for Faith in Jesus Christ, Studies in Biblical Theology, 8 (London: scm Press, 1968). These works put together contributions from different writers, but did not emerge from any meeting that they held together. in Resurrexit (Rome: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1975) Eduard Dhanis edited the proceedings of an international symposium on the resurrection that took place in Rome (1-5 April 1970), at which the twenty contributors included such biblical scholars as J. Blinzler, R. E. Brown, J. Coppens, J. Dupont,A. Feuillet, J. Jeremias . . .

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