Anyone who has seen the internet video Zeitgeist likely recalls this assertion about New Testament theology. Those in academia know that Zeitgeist’s content is deeply flawed, but that hardly matters, since most of the people who but into its ideas aren’t scholars or anyone else working in the fields of New Testament Studies or Egyptology.
Toward exposing this truckload of paleobabble, I submit this article by Nicholas Perrin entitled, “On Raising Osiris in 1 Corinthians 15.” It’s a scholarly piece, but I think it’s readable for the non-specialist. It exposes the problems with this popular correlation.
Do you believe in the resurrection?
yes – but you should also learn that this question is worded inadequately. A Gnostic could answer yes to this the way it’s worded.
Thank you for the reply I’m just getting back to my email, swamped with work. What is a better way to word the question?
swamped as well, and have lost context for this – just take a shot and email me that with the original question.