Friday, July 10, 1981
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Schonfield's 'After the Cross' Probes
Mysteries Surrounding Life of Jesus
and His ORCHESTRA
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• Jesus recovered con-
Briefly, the author writing were: Mark (ca.
sciousness shortly after he
Hugh J. Schonfield's most endeavors to solve the rid- 75-80), Matthew (ca. 85-90),
had been conveyed to a suit-
recent book "After the dle of the disappearance of Luke (ca.90), and John (ca.
able place for treatment.
Cross," published by A. S. Jesus' dead body from the 110).
• Jesus, the brilliant or-
The author accepts 36
Barnes and Co., is a pro- grave in which it was
ganizer and strategist, "had
found but controversial in-
masterminded the rescue
terpretation of the resurrec- by disputing the Christian' crucifixion.
plan prior to crucifixion.
tion of Jesus. It consists of
Consequently, it came "as
"Son of C. Trojan"
14 chapters and an appen-
no surprise to Jesus to find
dix. Some of the chapters ascension. He likewise linguistic, historical, and
alive, released from
are titled "Faith in the Fu- questions the assertion that 'traditional evidence. None himself
the cross, because this was
ture," "The Resurrection
was written in Palestine; what he had designed with
suit of a miracle.
Gospel" and "Was It Theft?"
the and the people who had the aid and cooperation of
The volume's opening author does not dismiss known Jesus were by that particular friends. "Two of
chapter,- "The Riddle" com- these claims lightly. For time either dead or out of these confidential friends
mences: "This book is, if you instance, he points out the country.
were Nicodemus and Joseph
will, a detective story. It , that in the first century
Consequently, authentic of Arimathaea, both mem-
deals with a mystery nearly CE many people were information on the life and bers of the Sanhedrin.
2,000 years old, and con- convinced that resurrec- death of Jesus was difficult
Thus, Hugh J. Schonfield,
ducts an investigation of tion could be brought to secure. Still, the Gospels the author of "After the
clues and possibilities in about through "the in- do contain factual data Cross" solved the riddle of
A fun idea for your
seeking an explanation that strumentality of saints based on earlier written the empty tomb.
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For instance, Mark relates
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Schonfield points out that that the women, led by
Multiculturism to develop
Jesus' appearances to his Mary of Magdala (not Jesus'
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casually. He, moreover, in- that Jesus had risen and left
forms that the earliest for Galilee. But Matthew
document that emphati- records that they met an
tally asserts that Jesus rose angel; and Luke writes two
from the dead and lists the angels; while John men-
people who saw him was tions neither.
Paul's first letter to the
Curiously, none of the
Corinthians written 20 canonical Gospels relates
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resurrection the body is not considered as proof of his
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