It makes no sense to ask whether Jesus actually rose from the dead on the first Easter.
All religious stories, maxims, doctrines, come from the religious imagination.
And what is the religious imagination but the mind of God?
And what is sacred scripture but the word of God?
If you think that the products of the imagination are human-all-too-human, man-made, made up, you don’t get it.
Where is God if not in the numinous, the mysterium tremendum et fascinans?
The religious imagination is the only possible interface between God and Man:
The kingdom of God is within you.
But why should I believe any of it? I hear you ask.
Well, faith is also part of the religious imagination.
Ye of little faith, where is your imagination?
Where is your God?