Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

In Which Sense has the Conviction that Jesus was Resurrected the “Certainty of Fact”?

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The real Jesus is accessible only through images formed through different perspectives on him. For the Christians, the self-image of Christ is vindicated by the resurrection, and this is "the real Jesus". The question about the "real" Jesus is answered by a combination of images and perspectives, and it implies a constant shift from the perspective of an historian to the perspective of a theologian and vice versa. And at the core of that answer lies the concept of "God's perspective" on Jesus on the one hand, the Christian's conviction of the reality of the resurrection on the other hand, and on the nonexistent third hand a thesis on the self-understanding of Jesus. It turns out that a lot has been learnt from the paper of Michael Wolter, and the author suggests a way to deal with the "certainty of fact" regarding the apparitions and the resurrection.

Keywords: apparition; Christian's conviction; historical Jesus; Michael Wolter; real Jesus; resurrection



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Quest for the Real Jesus — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation