Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter, the Center and Turning Point of History

"The resurrection of Jesus from the dead happened, and theologians can only deny its historical character by defining ‘history’ in such as way as to exclude it. That this definition has been common in all ages is natural, for if ‘history’ has a source and goal other than Jesus Christ, the resurrection cannot be an event in history. St. John’s Gospel is written in the faith that Jesus is indeed the word through whom all things were made, and in whom all truth is to be made manifest (John 16:12-15). The resurrection cannot be part of any history unless it is the center and turning point.”

-Lesslie Newbigin in The Light Has Come

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