Stories of Jesus’s Resurrection, Especially Gospel of Peter
Monday, January 25, 2021
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Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig
The Gospel of Peter has a story of the resurrection of Jesus like no other. The story starts in ways that are like some of the stories in the Bible. And then it veers wildly with intense metaphor that opens up completely new interpretations. In our study of this text, we consider seriously why this resurrection may be the oldest and the first one. At the same time we explore how—once a veil is lifted—it is quite important for the way we read other resurrection texts in the biblical gospels, the letters of Paul, and the Gospel of Mary. This study of this nine-verse-text in the Gospel of Peter is not primarily interested in “whether the resurrection really happened.” Rather, our primary approach is to help think about the meanings of resurrections of Jesus. The portion of the fragmented Gospel of Peter under consideration is chapters 9 and 10 or verses 35-42. These are available on the Gospels.net or Early Christian Writings websites.