Having polished off my first semester at SBTS, I now am free to pursue my now annual tradition of the Winter Reading List (WRL).
First up is finishing The Resurrection of the Son of God by N. T. Wright. I started this book some time ago, but sadly required reading invariably eclipses elective reading, at least when there’s a grade involved, and Southern’s work load doesn’t permit a lot of spare time for further theological study.
Anyway, I am excited to dig back into this book, as the first 300 pages were very compelling, and I’m very interested to see what the remaining 450 pages have in store. The following quote on resurrection in 1 & 2 Corinthians is an excellent sound bite:
“Paul seldom addresses … the question of what precisely happened at Easter, of what Jesus’ own resurrection actually consisted in. However, since he uses Jesus’ resurrection again and again as the model both for the ultimate future, and for the present anticipation of the future, we can conclude that, as far as he was concerned, Jesus’ resurrection consisted in a new bodily life which was more than mere resuscitation. It was a life in which the corruptibility of the flesh had been left behind; a life in which Jesus would now be equally at home in both dimensions of the good creation, in ‘heaven’ and ‘earth’.” 310.