William Milligan builds a foundation for studies of the resurrection in his The Resurrection of the Dead by systematically distilling interpretation and illumination. Milligan examines the resurrection in the early church and Gnostic environments, and seeks to provide comprehensive examination of the resurrection’s doctrinal interpretation over the centuries.
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It is a great deal more than a mere commentary. It shows a wise perception of the state of mind with which many readers will use. It is full of most varied and suggestive thoughts. But while this is so, Dr. Milligan does not forget that the work he has in hand in the explanation of the meaning of the teaching of St. Paul. . .
—The Church Quarterly Review
William Milligan (1821–1892) was a notable Scottish theologian. Educated at the University of Halle in Germany, Milligan went on to write several books and to teach at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.