The resurrection is not only a fact; it is a force, and its theology is so important as to call for special attention. Indeed, the prominence given in the New Testament to its teaching, affords a strong confirmation of the fact itself. The doctrine may be briefly summarized: Evidential, evangelistic, redemptive, spiritual, and eschatological. (Principles of Theology, W. H. Griffith Thomas, 1956 AD)
Thomas not only lists the five theological sub points that the resurrection of our Lord Jesus touches upon, but also makes the argument that while these facts are of prime importance, the reason for their importance is the force with which they affect the hearer. The two atom bombs of scripture are the cross and the resurrection, it is they which bring victory over the world, the flesh, and the devil.