Book Review: The Resurrection by Geza Vermes

The Resurrection by Géza Vermes My rating: 3 of 5 stars The late Geza Vermes was a hugely respected New Testament scholar and this is his short take on the key to the Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus. Vermes surveys the evolving views on post-mortem existence in the Old Testament from a peaceful burial, to the shadows of Sheol and the developing idea of resurrection, final judgement and heaven. He clearly has a deep respect for the ‘healthy realism of the ancient Hebrews’ that the supreme goal was ‘to…

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