Luke’s account of the resurrection, the idea that 3 days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans he physically rose from the dead, was absolutely central to the Christian message.
Early Christians were so persuaded of this claim that large numbers of them were prepared to die. So, what persuaded them? Dr Peter Williams argues that Christian accounts of the resurrection have two lines of evidence which come together: (1) the empty tomb – no one ever found the body – and (2) People meeting Jesus. What will you think after you’ve considered the evidence for yourself?