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The resurrection appearances in 1 Corinthians 15 (2019)
Book Chapter
Bell, R. H. (2019). The resurrection appearances in 1 Corinthians 15. In R. Deines, & M. Wreford (Eds.), Epiphanies of the Divine in the Septuagint and the New TestamentMohr Siebeck. doi:10.1628/978-3-16-156271-6

The purpose of my contribution is to examine what Paul writes of the resurrection appearances in 1 Cor 15:5-8 and to draw conclusions about their “historicity,” their nature, and their purpose. The implications of such appearances for Christian theol... Read More

Richard Wagner’s prose sketches for Jesus of Nazareth: historical and theological reflections on an uncompleted opera (2017)
Journal Article
Bell, R. H. (in press). Richard Wagner’s prose sketches for Jesus of Nazareth: historical and theological reflections on an uncompleted opera. Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus, 15(2-3), doi:10.1163/17455197-01502007. ISSN 1476-8690

In May 1849 Wagner fled Dresden after the failure of the uprising of which he was a leader. His last creative work in Dresden was prose sketches for an opera Jesus of Nazareth, the result of his study of the Graeco-Roman world and the New Testament t... Read More