75 See especially Acts 1:1–11; 2:32; 3:15; 5:30–32; 10:39–43; 13:30–31.

76 Compare the testimony of historian Michael Grant (Jesus: An Historian’s Review, p. 176) with that of theologian Rudolf Bultmann (Theology, vol. 1, p. 45), who agree at this point with scholarship as a whole.

77 Fuller, Foundations, p. 142.

verifies this conclusion, as does the testimony of the early church authors, including the reports of the disciples dying for their faith as martyrs.^78

Lastly, Paul’s conversiondue to an experience that he also believed to be an appearance of the risen Jesus, is both recorded by him personally in 1 Corinthians