Some treated it as a non-event, others displayed the historicity. Belief in resurrection is disciples" memory of jesus projected into the idea of a living presence, resulting from social/cultural conditioning by the pre-modern outlook of that time. Resurrection is product of christian faith, not basis. Jesus has been raised up by incorporating him into proclamation/preaching. Empty tomb was important sign that impacted history (but this well attest historical report isn"t given by the bible) Empty tomb shouldn"t affect one"s faith at all. Resurrection as historical event open to critical inquiry (wolfhart pannenberg) Christ ascended according to his human nature. Sitting down (judgment)/finished work/awaiting final coming judgment. Jesus will one day return and set things right with the world.