Christianity – Resurrection
Analytical Writing


Analytical writing typically has a certain type of language.
Explaining/justifying words (example: because, furthermore)
Extending words or phrases (example: in order to, this implies that)
Contrasting words (example: however)
In the paragraph below there are examples of three of the words mentioned in brackets, and three more words not mentioned which are doing the same kind of thing (explaining, extending and contrasting). Highlight the additional examples you can find.

Tom Wright argues that Jesus’ resurrection was a physical event, which actually happened as a historical event, because this is the only explanation that makes sense of the rapid and uniform emergence of the resurrection message as central to Christianity. In order to establish the veracity of the resurrection as history, we only need to look at the circumstances by which a seemingly strange belief emerged. Moreover, the Jewish idea of resurrection was very different at that time – the emergence of a warrior figure that would cause the people to be born anew in a revived city-state around Jerusalem. However, Bultmann argues the resurrection was a mythical event, by which he means an interpretation in symbolic language of the emergence of a Jesus movement reborn in set of beliefs. So, against Wright, we have an argument of symbol versus fact.