This third volume in N. T. Wright's magisterial series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, stands as a major point of reference for all students of the New Testament. This work covers ancient beliefs about life after death from Homer's Hades to ancient Jewish beliefs, from the Bible to the Dead Sea Scrolls and beyond. It examines early Christian beliefs about resurrection in general and that of Jesus in particular, beginning with Paul and working through to the start of the third century. It explores the Easter stories of the Gospels and seeks the best historical conclusions about the empty tomb and the belief that Jesus did rise bodily from the dead.
N. T. (Tom) Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of over seventy books, including the 'For Everyone' guides to the New Testament and, most recently God in Public, Surprised by Scripture, The Challenge of Jesus (second edition), Simply Good News, Pauline Perspectives, Paul and the Faithfulness of God and Paul and His Recent Interpreters (all SPCK).