I’m trying to get through Wright’s monster-sized The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol. 3) before Easter this year. In a section of the book discussing the resurrection in Luke, Wright makes this point:
Luke intends the reader to understand the whole gospel, not just the final chapter, as the story of resurrection, so that when Easter actually happens there will be a rightness, an appropriateness, about it. It will not simply be a strange ‘happy ending’ tacked on to the end of a story about something else, but the god-given, scripture-fulfilling completion of what had been there all along.
Rightness. Appropriateness. Well-said.