Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Brueggemann on Easter

In the same vein as my recent post on NT Wright and Easter, I offer this quote from Brueggemann. I especially love the first sentence...!

Easter is the extreme case of God's sovereign action. The resurrection of Jesus must not be trivialized around a biological question of resuscitation of a dead body, nor around questions of curiosity about immortality or life after death. That Jesus is risen is not a statement about heaven, but about the transformation of earth. Proclamation of the Resurrection in the OT, Journal for Preachers, 9 no 3 Easter 1986