• Length: 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 × 7 in
  • Published: February 04, 2025
  • Imprint: IVP Formatio
  • Item Code: A0036
  • ISBN: 9781514000366

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"He is risen indeed!"

Easter Sunday is the holiest day of the year, a day when even those who don't usually observe the Christian calendar or attend liturgical churches greet each other with the proclamation "Christ is risen!"

But Easter is more than a day—it's a season even longer than Lent. In fact, for the Christian who has died with Christ and been brought to life in him, Easter is the new, joyous, and radical way of living. The world is turned upside down. In this short volume, priest and New Testament scholar Wesley Hill explores the history and significance of Easter for the church and for our own spiritual formation.

This volume of the Fullness of Time series offers readers

  • An accessible, digestible introduction to the history and practice of the season of Easter
  • Practical application of the Scriptural story and theology of Easter to our own spiritual formation, and
  • A helpful contextualization of the Easter season into the context of the rest of the church calendar.

Each volume in the Fullness of Time series invites readers to engage with the riches of the church year, exploring the traditions, prayers, Scriptures, and rituals of the seasons of the church calendar.


The Fullness of Time: Series Preface by Esau McCaulley

Introduction: The Passover of the Lord
1. The First Easter
2. "We Shall Also Live with Him"
3. "Thou Wast Up by Break of Day"
4. World Upside Down
5. The Right Hand of God

Conclusion: "Let Him Easter in Us"


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Wesley Hill is an Episcopal priest and associate professor of New Testament at Western Theological Seminary. Among his books are Washed and Waiting, Paul and the Trinity, Spiritual Friendship, and The Lord's Prayer.