The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most discussed topics in the current
theological debate. It divides the theologians involved into either liberal or orthodox. Those who
enter the debate are labeled. The main issue centers around the arguments: historical or
metaphorical? This article is a review of the 2004 publication by Stephen Patterson entitled "Beyond
the passion: Rethinking the death and life of Jesus." John Dominic Crossan's and N T Wright's point
of view, as summarized by Robert B Stewart in his 2006 publication "The resurrection of Jesus", is
also part of the discussion.