Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
Have you ever read NT Wrights resurrection of the Son of God? I haven't gotten to it yet but I will read it this year. From what I've seen about it (in other books) there is no other explanation for the resurrection and part of that is there were no beliefs during that time of a bodily resurrection.
The Jewish belief of bodily resurrection was that God would raise everybody at the end of time (or the end times). The apostles held this belief up until the resurrection. It was one of the clear changes in their religious beliefs that show something amazing happened.

One of these resurrection stories from paganism involves a god masturbating in the woods and his "seed" becoming a tree. That is purported by some to be one story from which the resurrection was taken. I can't recall which god but it is one of the resurrection stories.

Oh, and I haven't read Wright's book.