There are many facts about the resurrection that are generally accepted by scholars and theologians alike. Why are these facts generally accepted? First, because they are generally believable. Most people do not have difficulty accepting historical facts that can be naturally explained and seem logical. However, when those claims start to be of a supernatural nature some scholars are quick to create alternate theories (as we will examine below) in an attempt to explain them away.
Second, these events are well documented in history. While the New Testament is a historically proven, accurate, and reliable document, there is, in many cases, corroborating secular evidence. The interpretation of these facts, however, is where most historians digress in order to avoid the fact that Christ rose from the dead. Below are the six points most commonly agreed upon by scholars.