Revisiting the Empty Tomb: The Early History of Easter

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National Book Network, Mar 2, 2010 - Religion - 240 pages
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Daniel A. Smith Seeks to get behind the theological and apologetic concern to "prove" the resurrection and asks, where did the account of the early tomb come from, and what purpose did they originally serve? He shows that Paul is a valuable witness to the development of Easter traditions; that Q was already interested in connecting the disappearance of Jesus with his future role; that Mark was interested in the disappearance of Jesus, rather than in the empty tomb as such; and that both sources had interests different from the later Gospels.

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Daniel A Smith's scholarly monograph 'Revisiting the Empty Tomb – the Early History of Easter' is not for the fainthearted or for the beginner. It demands of its reader knowledge and understanding of ... Read full review

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Daniel A. Smith (PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison) is a professor of Political Science and the director of the Political Campaigning Program at the University of Florida. He has published widely on campaign finance issues, the ballot initiative process, political parties, and interests groups. He serves on the board of directors of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Foundation (BISCF) and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Initiative and Referendum Institute, both nonprofit organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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