Resurrection

Texts and Interpretation, Experience and Theology

By Karl Olav Sandnes, Jan-Olav Henriksen

Resurrection

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  • Publication Date: 4/23/2020
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Resurrection

Texts and Interpretation, Experience and Theology

By Karl Olav Sandnes, Jan-Olav Henriksen

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  • ISBN: 9781532695872
  • Pages: 322
  • Publication Date: 4/23/2020
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About-

Christian faith depends upon the resurrection of Jesus, but the claim about Jesus’ resurrection is, nevertheless, disputed. This book, written by a New Testament scholar and a systematic theologian in conjunction, develops the conditions for the claim. It carefully analyzes the relevant texts and their possible interpretations and engages with New Testament scholarship in order to show nuances and different trajectories in the material. The picture emerging is that the New Testament authors themselves tried to come to terms with how to understand the claim that Jesus had been resurrected from the dead. But the book does not stop there: by also asking for the experiential content that gave rise to the belief in the resurrection. Sandnes and Henriksen argue that there is no such thing as an experience of the resurrection reported in the New Testament—only experiences of an empty tomb and appearance of Jesus, interpreted as Jesus resurrected. Hence, resurrection emerges as an interpretative category for post-Easter experiences, and is only understandable in light of the full content of Jesus’ ministry and its context.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Sandnes and Henriksen’s new study makes an outstanding contribution to the essence of Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus. This impressive work is filled with astute insights and perceptive, fresh thinking. The authors expose the weaknesses of dubious arguments, uninformed assertions, and outright ignorance of the relevant factors relating to Jewish burial practices and ideas about resurrection. Readers will also appreciate the engagement with the best of the recent scholarship concerned with the resurrection of Jesus. I highly recommend this book.”

—Craig A. Evans, Houston Baptist University



“By insisting that the claim that Jesus was raised from the dead represents an abductive inference from the concrete experiences of the empty tomb and the appearances of Jesus, Sandnes and Henriksen establish the most relevant hermeneutical framework for the understanding of Jesus’ resurrection. This book is a welcome contribution to the ongoing discussion about contemporary significance of the resurrection faith and its relationship to Christology and other aspects of Christian theology.”

—Lidija Novakovic, Baylor University



“This superb study of resurrection by Karl Olav Sandnes and Jan-Olav Henriksen is theology at its best: based on philosophical reflections on reality, close readings of biblical texts, and a pragmatic orientation towards the Christian life, they show step by step the life-changing power of trust in the resurrection of Jesus.”

—Stefan Alkier, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main



“Henriksen and Sandnes collaborate again to produce an outstanding, interdisciplinary investigation into the heart of Christian faith. Packed with exegetical and historical detail, Resurrection combines rigorous philosophical reasoning with creative theological reflection in what will be an important resource for years to come.”

—Brian D. Robinette, Boston College

Contributors-

Karl Olav Sandnes
Jan-Olav Henriksen

Bio(s)-

Karl Olav Sandnes is Professor of New Testament at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society. His latest book is Paul Perceived: An Interactionist Perspective on Paul and the Law (2018).



Jan-Olav Henriksen is Professor of Systematic Theology/Philosophy of Religion at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society. His latest book is Religious Pluralism and Pragmatist Theology (2019).



Henriksen and Sandnes have previously published together Jesus as Healer: A Gospel for the Body (2016).

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