Hi Ruby. Sorry I missed this. The book sounds really interesting.
she then replies "then my son Yeshoshuah lives in your heart"
I actually think the resurrection myth probably began in such a mundane way. A sense of the ongoing presence of a loved one, group dynamics, and a realisation that the mission could go on regardless of Jesus' death.
These were men who had abandoned their wives, children and businesses to wander around Palestine preaching. I doubt if any of them were motivated to admit they were wrong and go home to domestic life. Just as the Adventists reinterpreted their expectations after the "Great Disappointment" of 1844, and the Bible Sudents did the same in 1914, it was decided that Jesus was alive in a funny sort of way if only you have "eyes of faith" to "see" him.
I have argued with Cofty enough over reality - Tammy
If you ever decide to discuss reality please let me know.