Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord







"Even when we have everything, we have a deep awareness that points to the need for more."
The New Atheists, Fr. R. Barron




Historical Questions about the Resurrection of Jesus: Special Easter Post and Podcast - St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

They Saw and Believed: Scott Hahn reflects on Easter Sunday - Dr. Scott Hahn

There is More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye
(Vatican Radio Podcast)

Easter
"Beauty now for ashes wear,
Perfumes for the garb of woe,
Chaplets for dishevelled hair,
Dances for sad footsteps slow;
Open wide your hearts that they
Let in joy this Easter Day."
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1884 - 1889)
CatholicCulture.org









"But if Christ is preached as raised from the dead, how can some among you say there is no resurrection of the dead?  [I]f Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins. Then those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished."
1 Cor. 15:12-18

"We don't realize how dangerous Jesus was.  If he is who he says he is, then we have to give our whole life to him.  If he is not who he says he is, he is not a good man, he is a dangerous, misguided, fanatic."
Fr. Robert Barron  


Franciscan University Presents: The Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus





"We've been able to reconstruct the text of the The New Testament with about 99% accuracy... It is the best attested book in ancient history."
William Lane Craig: The Evidence for Jesus' Resurrection, 2011. 1:27:25.


Resurrection of the Body
"The resurrection of the body is an essential Christian doctrine..."
Catholic.com

"The fact of Christ's Resurrection is attested by more than 500 eyewitnesses, whose experience, simplicity, and uprightness of life rendered them incapable of inventing such a fable."
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (New Advent).

"I found the evidence of...the number of witnesses to the Resurrection compelling.
The Resurrection is established as a solid historical fact."
Robert H. Bork, American Legal Scholar and Law Professor

Evidence for the Resurrection of Christ
"Which theory about what really happened in Jerusalem on that first Easter Sunday can account for the data?
There are five possible theories: Christianity, hallucination, myth, conspiracy and swoon."
Peter Kreeft, Philosopher, professor, Christian apologist, author



Why I Am a Catholic - Dr. Peter Kreeft, Phd. Part 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ - Part I and Part II
"Something happened over 1,970 years ago that changed the course of world history...
This event is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
Dr. Gary R. Gromacki, Biblical Homiletics, Baptist Bible College

"I became a Christian because the evidence was so compelling that Jesus really is the one-and-only Son of God who proved his divinity by rising from the dead. That meant following him was the most rational and logical step I could possibly take."
Lee Strobel, Former award-winning Legal Editor of The Chicago Tribune






Implication of the Resurrection for Christian Psychology
"The resurrection means that we presently see, touch, hear, smell,
and taste is not all there is to the story of being human.
We are not a 'closed' universe, meaning that God has always been
and remains active and immanent."
Dr. David Jenkins, University in Lynchburg

Against the Efforts of an Ever Reviving Gnosis
"It is very important, gentlemen, to stress the empirical and sensible fact of the Easter apparitions. If we do not do so, we Christians will run the great risk of changing Christianity into a form of gnosis."

Jesus of Nazareth II
"[I]n overcoming death, [Christ] transformed the expectation of the afterlife."
Dr. John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews

Burial in Ancient Israel Part 7: The Burial of Christ
"But something else happened. The women were unable to perform their ablutions on the man they called Lord. Of all the burials and customs we’ve seen and discussed, from es-Skhul to the ossuary of Caiaphas, this one ended like no other."
Thomas L. McDonald
"[The resurrection] is a historical event that nevertheless bursts open the dimensions of history and transcends it...[I]t can be attested by witnesses as an event of an entirely new kind."
Pope Benedict XVI





Faith & Reason (Video Playlist)

"With the resurrection of Jesus, light itself is created anew.  He draws all of us after him into the new light of the resurrection and he conquers all darkness.  He is God's new day, new for all of us."
Pope Benedict XVI, 2012




Dr. Peter Kreeft on the Authority of the Catholic Church

Catholics Come Home
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Published: 04.2011.  Updated: 04.08.2012; 04.05.2013; 04.20.2014; 04.05.2015

Who is Jesus?




Fr. Robert Barron



"Belief in Jesus, as God [is a] myth"

Atheists are called to "Make the decisions for the rest of your lives."

For, if the dead are not raised, neither is Christ; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is pointless and you have not, after all been released from your sins.  In addition, those who have fallen asleep in Christ are utterly lost. If our hope in Christ has been for this life only, we are of all people the most pitiable... If the dead are not going to be raised, then let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall be dead.
I Corinthians 15:16-19; 33

Even when we have everything, we have a deep awareness that points to the need for more.
The New Atheists, Fr. R. Barron


Pierced for Our Transgressions

"We've been able to reconstruct the text of the The New Testament with about 99% accuracy... It is the best attested book in ancient history."
William Lane Craig: The Evidence for Jesus' Resurrection, 2011. 1:27:25.

"The fact of Christ's Resurrection is attested by more than 500 eyewitnesses, whose experience, simplicity, and uprightness of life rendered them incapable of inventing such a fable."
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  New Advent.









"On Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary.  Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption...[W]e contemplate our own death to sin in the Death of our Lord" (Catholic.org).

Paraclete Press



Updated: 04.02.2015; 03.19.2016