'The Resurrection of Jesus' is a masterful study of the church's belief in the Resurrection of Jesus as the center of its faith. Father Osborne makes a thorough examination of all the biblical texts dealing with the Resurrection and then traces the church's doctrinal statements and teachings to identify the different levels of authority that are claimed for each. The result is a clear presentation of the major Christological developments pertaining to Jesus' Resurrection that have taken place in the twentieth century.
Father Osborne has produced a pioneering study that integrates the threefold dimension of Christ's life, death, and rising from the dead into a comprehensive and balanced theology of the Resurrection. This book will provide an excellent overview of and introduction to the achievements of contemporary Christology on the question of the Resurrection. Its clear, direct, and popular style will provide stimulating reading for all believers.
Kenan B. Osborne
Kenan B. Osborne, O.F.M., a past-president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, is a full professor of Systematic Theology at the Franciscan School of Theology and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. His books include 'The Christian Sacraments of Initiation', 'Sacramental Theology', 'Priesthood', 'Reconciliation and Justification', and 'Ministry'.