In his own brilliant way Brandon Scott penetrates the biblical narrative of the resurrection and lays before us a series of startling new possibilities. The story of Jesus becomes richer than we could have imagined. This is a powerful and provocative book. --John Shelby Spong, Episcopal Bishop Emeritus of Newark, New Jersey
Here s a wonderful book! The scholarship is meticulous, but at the same time every page is readable and, often quite compelling. Scott starts with the Hebrew scriptures and traces four different models of resurrection into the letters of Paul and the Gospel writings. Scott has candor and yet a fine respect for the mystery of God. The book should be on every minister s reading list. The Trouble with Resurrection will stir your thinking, your imagination, and yes, wonder. --David Buttrick, Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt
The only chance the so-called resurrection has of being thought of as anything but a fairy tale in the 21st century is for its current, distorted literalizations to be crucified and buried for good. With clear and engaging scholarship, Brandon Scott not only thoroughly details that process, but provides practical suggestions for reviving an important metaphor in ways that resonate with honesty, wisdom, and hope. The Trouble with Resurrection is a thoughtful and accessible resource for anyone trying to rescue the story of Jesus from pop Christianity. --Rev. David M. Felten, co-creator of the Living the Questions curriculum series
About the Author
Bernard Brandon Scott (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is the Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament at the Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK. He is the author of several books, including Re-Imagine the World (2002), and editor of the Jesus Seminar Guides series.