Hosts Ann Phelps and Debo Dykes have a deep discussion with renowned historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan about the history of the concept of Resurrection. While Dr. Crossan raises provocative questions about our common understanding, there can be deeper meanings that are even more profoundly relevant today.
Dr. Crossan illuminates how the Resurrection story was originally told in early Christianity's context within the Roman Empire. Rather than getting lost in the literalism or metaphor of the Resurrection, today's Christians can understand themselves as the resurrected body of Christ. We are charged with feeding, healing, and taking care of one another. While Empires can kill a human body creating revolutionary change, Resurrection's promise is that spirit of justice will always rise again.
This podcast includes clips of John Dominic Crossan's "The Challenge of Jesus," perfect for church small groups, universities, or individual study. Learn more here: https://faithandreason.org/index.php/store/product/the-challenge-of-jesus
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