“Resurrection and Reality”
“For the earliest Christians, to speak of Jesus’ resurrection was to speak of something that, however (in our sense) earth-shattering, however much it drew together things earthly and heavenly, was still an “earthly” event, and needed to be exactly that. It had earthy consequences: an empty tomb, footprints by the shore, and at Emmaus, a loaf broken but not consumed…
And however dangerous this may turn out to be be, it is the real world in and for which Christians are committed to living and, where necessary, dying. Nothing less is demanded by the God of creation, the God of justice, the God revealed in and as the crucified and risen Jesus of Nazareth.”
from The Resurrection of the Son of God, N.T. Wright, p. 736-737.