Why Resurrection?

An Introduction to the Belief in the Afterlife in Judaism and Christianity

By Carlos Blanco

Why Resurrection?

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  • ISBN: 9781608997725
  • Pages: 242
  • Publication Date: 3/11/2011
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Why Resurrection?

An Introduction to the Belief in the Afterlife in Judaism and Christianity

By Carlos Blanco

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  • ISBN: 9781608997725
  • Pages: 242
  • Publication Date: 3/11/2011
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781608997725
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  • Publication Date: 3/11/2011
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About-

Few questions exert such a great fascination on human conscience as those related to the meaning of life, history, and death. The belief in the resurrection of the dead constitutes an answer to a real challenge: What is the meaning of life and history in the midst of a world in which evil, injustice, and ultimately death exist? Resurrection is an instrument serving a broader, more encompassing reality: the Kingdom of God. Such a utopian Kingdom gathers the final response to the problem of theodicy and to the enigma of history. This book seeks to understand the idea of resurrection not only as a theological but also as a philosophical category (as expression of the collective aspirations of humanity), combining historical, theological, and philosophical analyses in dialogue with some of the principal streams of contemporary Western thought.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Carlos Blanco's synthetic gifts as a teacher-scholar are in full display in this monograph: an elegant distillation of a lecture course that straddles Biblical scholarship and philosophy of religion to expound on the foundational tenet of early Christian theology with ease, intelligence, and aplomb." 
--Luis Giron-Negron, Harvard University

"Carlos Blanco asks difficult questions about life, death, and evil, questions he pursues with great facility and care across centuries and disciplinary boundaries.  It is a great pleasure, reading this book, to think alongside him and ask indeed, Why Resurrection?"
--Charles M. Stang, Assistant Professor of Early Christian Thought
Harvard Divinity School

Contributors-

Carlos Blanco

Bio(s)-

Carlos Blanco is a visiting fellow at the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. He is the author of Mentes maravillosas que cambiaron la historia (2007).

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