What are the Gospels’ Resurrection narratives designed to tell us? And what is the continuing theological significance of the Resurrection for today? Those are two of the key questions addressed by this stimulating set of essays.
Published in honor of Leslie Houlden, these essays amply reflect his own special ability to elucidate scholarly issues with authority, elegance, and wit. They also reflect his wide-ranging concerns, introducing students and lay people to a rich variety of perspectives—literary, historical, theological, pastoral, and artistic—on this crucial subject.
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- Offers various perspectives on resurrection
- Examines central historical issues
- Discusses theological and doctrinal themes
- Considers hermeneutical questions
- Provides suggestions for further reading
- The Ending of Mark’s Gospel
- Flesh Is Precious: The Significance of Luke 24:36–43
- The Emmaus Story and Its Sequel
- The Women’s Resurrection Testimony
- The Hermeneutics of the Gospel Resurrection Narratives
- Did Jesus of Nazareth Rise from the Dead?
- “They Discussed among Themselves What This ‘Rising from the Dead’ Could Mean” (Mark 9:10)
- Early Objections to the Resurrection of Jesus
- “He Is Not Here”: Towards a Theology of the Empty Tomb
- Why Does the Resurrection of Christ Matter?
- A Naked Pillar of Rock
- “I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body”
- The Mark of the Nails
- The Descent into Hell: Hans Urs von Balthasar and Pastoral Theology
- “The Body of Christ has AIDS”: Resurrection and Pastoral Theology
- Global Threats and Global Hope in Multi-Religious Perspective
- Resurrection in Music
- According to Poetry
- Tolstoy’s Resurrection Revisited
- Title: Resurrection: Essays in Honour of Leslie Houlden
- Editors: Stephen Barton and Graham Stanton
- Publisher: SPCK
- Publication Date: 1994
- Pages: 233
About the Editors
Stephen Barton is a lecturer in New Testament at the University of Durham.
Graham Stanton is a professor of New Testament studies at King’s College in London.