An historical fact which involves a resurrection from the dead is utterly inconceivable…no matter how many witnesses are cited

An historical fact which involves a resurrection from the dead is utterly inconceivable…no matter how many witnesses are cited.

Rudolph Bultmann, New Testament and Mythology, in H.W. Bartsch (ed.), Kerygma and Myth, NY, 1961, p.39

The Resurrection cannot – in spite of 1 Cor. 15.3-8 – be demonstrated or made plausible as an objectively ascertainable fact on the basis of which one could believe.

Rudolph Bultmann, Theology of the New Testament I, 305-6

In other words, no amount of evidence would make the Resurrection plausible to a mind beholden to Naturalistic presuppositions.

Without faith in the resurrection there would be no Christianity at all.

Michael Green, Man Alive

The empty tomb of Christ has been the cradle of the church.

W. Robertson Nicolls, The Church’s One Foundation, page 150

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6 Responses to “An historical fact which involves a resurrection from the dead is utterly inconceivable…no matter how many witnesses are cited”

  1. Z Says:

    Have you seen this book?
    http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Eyewitnesses-Gospels-Eyewitness-Testimony/dp/0802863906/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254533039&sr=8-1

    • soulangler Says:

      It looks like a fascinating read – thanks for the pointer. So many good books to read, so little time (believe me, you’ll never have as much free time as your uni days – enjoy, and use them profitably!)

      best wishes, 🙂

  2. Z Says:

    Aww! That’s not what I want to hear! What takes up your time afterwards?
    I feel like I have more free time in the summer when I work full time than during school.
    Have you heard of Goodreads? Or do you have a system for organizing the books you’ve read/want to read? I use Goodreads and love it.

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