How do we know that Jesus was actually raised from the dead in bodily form?This course with Prof. N.T. Wright, TheResurrection of the Son of God, examines the extraordinary claim that Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead in a bodily fashion to appear in person to people after his cruel death, crucifixion, and entombment. This journey will look at the ancient world’s understanding of the afterlife fromJewish and Greek perspectives along with the implications of their understandings as it relates to the early Christian claim of the bodily resurrection of Jesus. New Testament documents will then be examined for broader understanding of resurrection generally as well as for specific information as it relates to the claim that Jesus was raised from the dead in bodily form.The student is urged to read the book Surprised by Hope by Prof. N.T. Wright (ISBN:0061551821) published by HarperOne. This book is a powerful partner to have while working through thiscourse. If you would like a very thorough scholarly work on the subject by Prof. Wright, you may wish to consult the book The Resurrection of the Son of God (ISBN:0800626796) published by Fortress Press.The course The Resurrection of the Son of Godtakes advantage of the thorough scholarship of Professor N.T. Wright as he methodically works through the relevant material.