Volume 10, Issue 2, 2008
Responding to New Resurrection Challenges
Stephen T. Davis
Comments on Dale Allison’s Resurrecting Jesus
The present paper is a response to, and critique of, Dale Allison’s recent book, Resurrecting Jesus. While deeply appreciative of much of the book, I try to assuage Allison’s doubts and worries about the traditional claim that Jesus was bodily raised. Accordingly, in the present brief paper, I briefly explain and try to solve three difficulties that Allison raises in this area. The first concerns personal identity; the second concerns differences between Jesus’s resurrection and our resurrections; and the third concerns Allison’s doubts that our future existence will be embodied.