“Paul’s Account of the Easter Event and Its Apologetic Relevance for the Church in Africa”
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The historical authenticity of the resurrection story of Jesus has elicited controversy down the centuries. Down the centuries New Testament scholars have raised questions concerning the account of the resurrection of Jesus as given to us by the Apostle Paul and wondered if this can be relied upon by Christians in the modern world, particularly African Christians? The paper examined the central text of I Corinthians 15:3-8 where Paul gives his own account of the resurrection of Jesus. After carrying out an exegetical and hermeneutical analysis of this text, the author then went ahead to point out the apologetic relevance of this event for the Church of Christ. For Christians in Africa the writer makes it clear that there is no reason to be shy in proclaiming the resurrection of Christ on the basis of the witness of the New Testament writers.
About the Authors
Dr. David T. Ejenobo