Resurrection

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Resurrection

  • Jusaism and Christianity
  • An idea that a living being comes back to life after death in a re-created, perfect, human body. 
  • The human body is not discarded, no disembodied soul. 
  • An eschatological belief - concerned with the end of times.
    • It is hoped that the dead will rise on the last day for final judgement in God's kingdom.
  • Evidence for resurrection?
    • Ezekiel 37: The Valley of Dry Bones. God shows Ezekiel a valley of dry bones and states that he is able to "make these live again". This shows the creative power of God. 
    • Resurrection beliefs assume that God has the ability to re-make bodies of the dead.
    • Gospels: The ressurrectin of Jesus is a teaching of all four gospels.Jesus is held to have risen from the dead in his body. This gives Christians their hope for post-death experience. 
    • St Paul: In 1 Corinthians 15 St Paul argues in favour of the resurrection of the dead, by which he means the…

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