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Christian views

Resurrection is the act of rising from the dead. It is a fundamental belief of Christians and it suggests LAD. This is because Jesus was resurrected on the 3rd day after his death, Jesus was seen walking and talking suggesting it was a bodily resurrection. Becuase it happened to Jesus, it will happen to us.

Resurrection is supported by sacred texts 

  • ST PAUL:' The body that is sown perishable is raised imperishable'.
  • Resurrection will only occur when Jesus comes down to earth. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:12, paul speaks about heaven where souls go and are given a heavenly body by God- supporting bodily resurrection 
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Judaism Views

Doesn't give one single firm teaching on resurrection but some Jews believe them to be true. 

the story of Prophets Elijah and Elisha raise two boys from the dead = resurrection. However, Rabbis teach that the boys lived and then died again and that the story tells us of a healing from death to a healthy life, rather than a resurrection to a new immortal and spiritual body which tends to usually be the case. Regardless this is still an example of Resurrection.  

There's also a direct reference to resurrection in DANIEL 12:2 which speaks about resurrection taking place at the end of time which is when the messiah comes down/ messianic age '... who sleep in the middle in the dust of the earth will be awake; some to everlasting life'.  

MOSES MAIMONIDES: a Jewish philosopher and rabbi who believed in resurrections. He set out 13 principles of the Jewish faith which all should believe and adhere too. Resurrection is the 13th one. 

some jews believe the resurrection will be spiritual so they believe in disembodied existence whereas other jews believe it to be bodily and believe in embodied existence.   

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Islamic views

Believe in resurrection and its a very important aspect of the religion too.  This life is merely a test for the afterlife. The entire faith is based on resurrection and this will happen on the day of judgement (QIyamma)- when Allah chooses. Every soul will be lifted up to god and will be judged on whether they lived their earthly life morally, following Islamic teachings. Those that did will go to heaven (Akhira) and those that didn't will go to hell. 

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