"Dead people don't come back to life. We know that, and they knew that", says NT Wright in this interview.
So why did the first Christians claim their crucified Messiah had risen from the dead? Were they just over-credulous religious types, or is there more going on?
Professor NT Wright is one of the world's leading New Testament scholars. In this clip, he tells Premier's Justin Brierley why Christians trusted from day one that Jesus had truly resurrected.
According to a recent poll, 25% of UK Christians deny the resurrection. Click here to read a response by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas