“The resurrection narratives are not a picture of survival after death; they record how a totally new mode of being has arisen in the Universe. Something new has appeared in the Universe: as new as the first coming of organic life. This Man, after death, does not get divided into ghost and corpse. A new mode of being has arisen… That hypothesis is that God has come down into the created universe, down to manhood – and come up again, pulling it up with Him….
Come to me everyone who is carrying a heavy load. I will set that right. Your sins, all of them, are wiped out, I can do that.
I am Rebirth.
I am Life.
Eat me, drink me, I am your food.
And finally, do not be afraid, I have overcome the whole Universe.
That is the issue.”