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This is easy enough to follow
on 3 March 2018
This book contains a wealth of information about the resurrection of Jesus, and is extremely informative, provided that one has the determination to work through it in a very systematic way.
The book is really in three sections. There is the main narrative, which contains many interesting comments but in which it is difficult to follow the main run of the argument. This is followed by an appendix which outlines the arguments without the detail. This is easy enough to follow, but you have to keep going back to the main section for the full flavour of the argument. Finally there are extensive footnotes which contain the data on which the arguments are built. I needed three bookmarks and a pencil to follow the arguments through these three sections; no one of them was fully comprehensible on its own.
The book also seems to assume that the reader is someone who is already convinced that Jesus rose from the dead and who is attempting to memorise a set of arguments that can be used to convince more sceptical interlocutors rather than providing a full investigation into the issue.
However, if you have the dedication to work through the rather difficult organisation of the book there is much information there and it is very useful.