SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2016 – Major feature films such The Passion of the Christ and RISEN, and books such as Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling Killing Jesus, have raised many questions about one of the greatest controversies in history: What really happened to the crucified body of Jesus of Nazareth? Carl E. Olson, MTS, uses a question-and-answer format from a skeptic’s point of view to examine the historical evidence regarding the death and resurrection of Jesus in his provocative new book, DID JESUS REALLY RISE FROM THE DEAD?: Questions and Answers About the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
The proclamation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ has long been met with a wide range of emotions and responses: fear, amazement, joy, perplexity, astonishment and disbelief. Did Jesus really die on the cross? If so, what became of His body? Was it stolen? Misplaced? Is the resurrection a cleverly devised plot to found a new religion? Did the disciples of Jesus hallucinate? Is the resurrection of Jesus a myth developed decades later, after the original disciples’ experience of Jesus was distorted by a subsequent generation? Or did Jesus rise from the dead, as He promised and as His disciples came to believe and sacrificed their lives to proclaim?
Olson draws upon academic works and studies from Catholic and Evangelical theologians and scholars to provide insightful answers to the aforementioned questions and more that are accessible to a wide range of readers in DID JESUS REALLY RISE FROM THE DEAD?
“This book argues convincingly that the Resurrection actually occurred and that all arguments against its historicity have fallen flat, including recent arguments from New Atheists,” Karl Keating, founder of Catholic Answers, says of DID JESUS REALLY RISE FROM THE DEAD?
For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with Carl E. Olson, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.