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The Resurrection of God Incarnate

Richard Swinburne


The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth from the dead involved a violation of natural laws, and so could have happened only if natural laws depend for their operation on God, who set them aside on this occasion. The main reason he would have for setting them aside would be any reason he had himself to become incarnate; the Resurrection would then be the divine signature on his work, showing that he had become incarnate. So any evidence from natural theology that there is a God with a certain nature, and any reason to suppose that having that nature would lead a God to become incarnate, is eviden ... More

Keywords: atonement, Jesus Christ, Christianity, human suffering, incarnation, philosophy, philosophy of religion, religion, Resurrection, Richard Swinburne, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257461
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199257469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Swinburne, author
formerly Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford
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