On the Resurrection of Christ

In proclaiming the resurrection of Christ, the apostles proclaimed also the resurrection of mankind in Christ; and in proclaiming the resurrection of mankind, they proclaimed the renewal of all creation with him.  The resurrection of Christ in isolation from mankind would not be a gospel message.  The resurrection of mankind apart from creation would be a gospel of sort, but of a purely Gnostic and world-denying sort, which is far from the gospel that the apostles actually preached.” –Oliver O’Donovan, quoted in Michael F. Bird’s Evangelical Theology

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