He could even have flown to America as the Mormons actually believe he didand even China, preaching in all the temples and courts of Asia. But no, it is not therefore good evidence Jesus actually rose from the dead. Jeremias actually produced more than seven arguments. First, Paul definitely wants to argue for the historicity of the resurrection of Christ. Marc Miller August 15,5: For this reason Paul states in
Part of the reason for doubt is that in some manuscripts, the verses come at the end of the chapter instead of at its present location.
Dating the New Testament
Wilckens argues that Paul is listing a chronological sequence of appearances. Highly likely, in fact, IMO. Despite the essentially unanimous opinion that the material in 1 Corinthians has a creedal nature and it predates Paul, there is significant disagreement among scholars concerning the exact length of the creed and what are Pauline additions. Second, this creed clearly demonstrates that the early Christians right from the beginning believed in the resurrection of Jesus. I am only mentioning seven of his main points. The epeita references do not indicate that the creed ends.