THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Easter
Feast of Anselm, Abbot of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1109

Modern attempts to get away from the sheer historical facts of the Resurrection are, at best, based on a total misunderstanding. The whole Bible proclaims the need for, and the achievement of, a salvation that will remake creation (not one that will ignore it or escape from it), and it is just such a salvation, at once supernatural and historical, that was won on Easter Day. If the Resurrection narratives are [merely] a subtle way of convincing us that God still loves us, or that there is a life (albeit, a non-material one) beyond death, they must be reckoned among the oddest and most ill-conceived stories ever written.
... Michael Sadgrove (b. 1950) & N. T. Wright (b. 1948), “Jesus Christ the Only Saviour”, in The Lord Christ [1980], John Stott, ed., vol. 1 of Obeying Christ in a Changing World, John Stott, gen. ed., 3 vol., London: Fountain, 1977, p. 73 (see the book; see also Acts 3:13-15; Matt. 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-11; John 20:11-18; more at Apologetics, Death & Resurrection, Easter, Historical, Salvation)

 
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