Apparitions of Jesus

The Resurrection as Ghost Story

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Robert Conner
  • Valley, WA: 
    Tellectual Press
    , May
     2018.
     194 pages.
     $12.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781942897163.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Scott G. Bruce forthcoming.

Description

Could the folklore of ancient ghost stories be the basis for the resurrection accounts of the New Testament? Recent scholarship surveyed in Apparitions of Jesus suggests that early Christians poured their heady new wine–a man saved the world by rising from the dead–into the old wineskins of familiar legend.

Combining his own research with the insights of publications past and present, Robert Conner leads us down haunted hallways of Greco-Roman ghost lore to illuminate neglected corners of the gospels. Along the way, finding yet another human side to the beloved old tales, we understand how ghostly apparitions were spoken about for much the same reason modern-day people still see them: a psychological response vividly experienced by those suffering great loss.

Conner studied Greek and Hebrew at Western Kentucky University from 1975 through 1977. Since 1983, he has published books and articles on electrocardiography, a novel, three books on magic in early Christianity, and a study of the “Secret” gospel of Mark controversy. He has always been fascinated with languages and enjoys reading the gospels in their original tongue.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Robert Conner studied Greek and Hebrew at Western Kentucky University from 1975 through 1977. Since 1983, he has published books and articles on electrocardiography, a novel, three books on magic in early Christianity, and a study of the "Secret" gospel of Mark controversy. He has always been fascinated with languages and enjoys reading the gospels in their original tongue.

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