image :: Wheat Field With Reaper (Sunrise), Vincent van Gogh (1889, Dutch)
“If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets,
neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.”
The simple truth is that the resurrection cannot be accommodated in any way of understanding the world except one of which it is the starting point. Some happenings, which come to our notice, may be simply noted without requiring us to undertake any radical revision of our ideas. The story of the resurrection of the crucified is obviously not of this kind. It may, of course, be dismissed as fable, as the vast majority of people in our society do. If it is true, it has to be the starting point of a wholly new way of understanding the cosmos and the human situation in the cosmos.
Lesslie Newbigin, 20th century