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The Risen Christ

The Gospel concludes with the resurrection and the commissioning of the disciples...
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The Report of the Women

The resurrection narratives in the four Gospels differ in detail, but in all four the women become the first witnesses, and Mary Magdalene is explicitly named as one witness among them (also Gospel of Peter 12:50--13:57)...
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The Report of the Guards

Just as Josephus's response to the anti-Jewish polemic of Apion has inadvertently preserved the basic outline of anti-Jewish polemic in his day, Matthew's response to arguments against the early Christian claims about the resurrection preserves what must have been the basic charge of his day: the disciples stole the body (compare later sources in Stauffer 1960:144-45; Tert...
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The Report of the Church

The mountain (v...
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