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The Resurrection of God Incarnate

Richard Swinburne

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780199257461
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598616 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199257469.001.0001
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The Appearances of the Risen Jesus

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 6562 words.

The Gospels, Acts, and Epistles, while all agreeing that Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to his followers, give different accounts of to whom Jesus appeared, where, and when. The...

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The Balance of Probability

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 1130 words.

Summarizes the argument of the book. Given only a moderate amount of evidence from natural theology in favour of the existence of God and his having reason to become incarnate among humans,...

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The Empty Tomb and the Observance of Sunday

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 6165 words.

The first‐century Jewish understanding of ‘resurrection’ implied bodily resurrection. St. Paul did not mention that the tomb of Jesus was empty, because that was obviously implied by his...

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God's Reasons for Incarnation

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 10313 words.

There are three reasons why an omnipotent and perfectly good God might choose to become incarnate (to become human, as well as divine). The first is to provide atonement for our sins. All...

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The Historical Sources

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 6261 words.

Most of St Paul's epistles are totally reliable historical sources. The synoptic gospels are basically historical works, though they do sometimes seek to make theological points (especially...

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Introduction

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 2422 words.

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Jesus Founded a Church

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 6536 words.

Jesus forming a community based on 12 leaders could only be regarded in first‐century Palestine as founding a new Israel, a church. His instituting the Eucharist at the Last Supper implied...

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Jesus Implied His Divinity

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 8152 words.

An explicit claim by Jesus that he was God would have been totally misunderstood by first‐century Jews. If Jesus was to make it clear to his followers that he was God Incarnate, he would...

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Jesus Taught His Atonement

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 4770 words.

Jesus sought to replace the system of Temple worship in which atonement was made by animal sacrifice. This is shown by, among other things, the accusation at his trial that he would destroy...

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The Life and Moral Teaching of Jesus

Richard Swinburne.

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 6763 words.

Jesus led a morally perfect life, teaching and healing (probably performing miracles), and died as a result of an unjust judicial verdict. He taught the importance of supererogatory love,...

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