Jesus' Resurrection an Early Belief

There is an interesting post detailing historical evidence for an early belief in Jesus’ resurrection.  Why is this important?  Critical scholars have often held that belief in Jesus’ resurrection was a later development after legends grew about Jesus’ life decades and even centuries later.  Evidence of early belief helps defeat this claim and show that the resurrection was a real historical event.

  • Lawrence Kennon

    Most scholars accept many of the letters of the Apostle Paul as being genuine and occurring very early in the Christian movement. Since Paul clearly refers to the resurrection of Jesus Christ it would seem a little ridiculous to claim that early Christians didn’t believe in the resurrection. Even if one were an unbelieving scholar the objective evidence clearly supports that the resurrection was a cornerstone belief of early Christians.