In Resurrecting Easter, bestselling author John Dominic Crossan and his wife, Sarah, uncover a very different vision of the Resurrection story from the one well-known in Western Christian tradition.
Drawing on photographs taken during annual travels across Eastern Christianity sites, the Crossans note that the standard image for the Resurrection in Eastern Christianity is universal as Christ raises Adam-and-Eve that is, all of humanity, with him. In Western Christianity, however, Christ's Resurrection is not universal, but individual, solitary, alone.
This alternative understanding of Easter introduces readers to a universal, inclusive, community-based vision that offers renewed hope and possibilities for today's fractured world.
About the Authors:
John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University and bestselling author, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. Sarah Sexton Crossan is a veteran photographer and visual artist.