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TQQ: Easter: Epilogue and Prologue
- Course Dates: Tue 24 April 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Gospel writers do not end their narratives with a grim and ghastly death but with unexpected light at the end of the tunnel of darkness.
So too, Paul and his predecessors in faith. They, he, and their fellow-believers called it ‘resurrection’, something intensely real to them and intensely meaningful for all thoughts about Jesus from then till now.
Our researches have to examine the widespread phenomenon of visionary experiences; we also have to probe the stories of an unoccupied tomb, which may have been more vital than is sometimes supposed; our thoughts about the risen Jesus need to recall and weigh the relevance of stories, known in the wider Greco-Roman world, to which Jewish people belonged, of how notable persons were caught up into the heavenly world. On any account, the end of the story of Jesus became the beginning of another story that is still not finished.