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The Resurrection of God Incarnate$
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Richard Swinburne

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257461

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199257469.001.0001

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The Appearances of the Risen Jesus

The Appearances of the Risen Jesus

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(p.145) 9 The Appearances of the Risen Jesus
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The Resurrection of God Incarnate
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Richard Swinburne (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199257469.003.0010

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 account that has the greatest claim to reliability is the credal‐type account given by St Paul in 1 Corinthians. But this account lists only official witnesses whose witness would be credible to first‐century Jews. I develop a detailed hypothesis of how the other accounts of the appearances can be fitted into Paul's account without having to suppose any of the accounts misleading except in very small details, easily explicable by minor errors of memory.

Keywords:   Acts, appearances of Jesus, 1 Corinthians, Epistles, Gospels, Jesus, St. Paul

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