Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Unedited

Having just read through the four Easter accounts in preparation for Xalt's Sunrise Service I found N. T. Wright's take on the oddity of the four accounts interesting. There are four reasons the accounts are strange:
  1. absence of Scripture: they don't quote the law and the prophets the way other parts of the Gospels do.
  2. the presence of women as the primary witnesses: at the time they would not have been considered reliable.
  3. the portrait of Jesus himself: mixes both the phisical and the supernatural, making no one happy.
  4. the absence of any mention of the future Christian hope.
Read Easter Unedited it's an except from N. T. Wright's Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened.

- Peace

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