This is a big part of what makes the gospel offensive at least.
Proposing that Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead was just as controversial nineteen hundred years ago as it is today.
The discovery that dead people stayed dead was not first made by the philosophers of the Enlightenment.
-N.T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God, p.10
In case you’re wondering, I found a text file with notes I had made on this book when I read through it a couple years ago! If I post them here then I won’t lose ’em.