I've just received my offprints and the latest issue of Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (3.2, June 2005) focused on the issue of resurrection and particular Wright's big book on the subject. I thought it would just be the 4 responses to Wright from the BNTC with Wright in turn repsonding but Robert Webb and JSHJ have gone much further than that to my pleasant surprise. It is a whole themed issue with a few more articles well worth noting. Here are the contributions:
Dale C. Allison, Jr, 'Explaining the Resurrection: Conflicting Convictions'
Gary R. Habermas, 'Resurrection Research from 1975 to the Present: What are Critical Scholars Saying?'
David J. Bryan, 'The Jewish Background to The Resurrection of the Son of God by N. T. Wright'
James G. Crossley, 'Against the Historical Plausibility of the Empty Tomb Story and the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus: A Response to N. T. Wright'
Michael Goulder, 'Jesus' Resurrection and Christian Origins'
Larry W. Hurtado, 'Jesus' Resurrection in the Early Christian Texts: An Engagement with N. T. Wright'
N. T. Wright, 'Resurrecting Old Arguments: Responding to Four Essays'
Craig A. Evans, 'Jewish Burial Traditions and the Resurrection of Jesus'
JSHJ have got opinion from right across the spectrum here. Fans of Wright and enemies of my position will be happy to note Wright's ferocious response to me. I'm probably (probably) not going to respond much on this blog to Wright's comments as I 'm pretty sure I'll be putting them in print (in paper form as opposed to blog). If anyone else thinks Wright has failed to answer my questions and is not convincing then feel free to leave any comments you so wish. And anyone who thinks I am unconvincing etc. on past form I'm sure you won't need any prompting in comment leaving. Incidentally, the Dale Allison article critically reviews all the articles in the journal. More on all this once I've properly read through the lot. But 8 articles on resurrection including contributions from two major recent authors on the subject sounds pretty good to me. I'm sure Loren at least will enjoy (?) this lot.
Also, the web version of JSHJ isn't up yet but presumably will be shortly.