Re: Historicity of Resurrection

I haven't read it, but Gerd Ludemann's book on the historicity of the 
resurrection made a huge splash in Germany.  He argues that Jesus' 
body was actually placed in a common grave and decomposed--no 
resurrection (that's part of how he described his conclusions to me) 
in the sense of a risen body, but mystical experiences on the part of 
the disciples.  Title:  _The Resurrection of Jesus_ (London, 1994).

Greg Carey
Graduate Department of Religion
Vanderbilt University