History and Faith

The resurrection of Jesus may *once have been* an historical event which
impacted on the life of its subject (Jesus) and the original witnesses. 
However, since that time, the resurrection has lived as a *story* rather than
an event/experience.  Like all events/experiences, the resurrection had no
*inherent* meaning except as given in language in the telling of it.  Yes,
resurrection from the dead would have been a highly unusual, even singular
occurence.  Even so, it has no *meaning* unless someone says so.  The NT gives
the resurrection its normative *meaning* for Christians.

The historical connection is not as important as it would seem at superficial