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If Christ Were Not Arisen,
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This review is from: Resurrection: Myth or Reality? (Paperback)
This is better than most of Spong's works, if only because it makes more of an effort to grapple with the biblical texts. However, it once again misrepresents his opposition as much more unsophisticated than is the case. If Spong is to invoke Tillich, than his Tillich should be set upon Karl Barth, rather than Jerry Falwell. More to the point, the book never gets around to providing a real answer to the obvious question of "If no bodily Jesus, then what?" The obvious answers, a living body or nothing, are forbidden from the outset, so the exercise is in the end unsatisfying.