Was Jesus Raised Bodily?

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199284597
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603778 | DOI:
 						Was Jesus Raised Bodily?

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It is rational for those who believe that Jesus was raised from the dead to believe that he was bodily raised from the dead. However, this is not the same as resuscitation. The concept of “spiritual resurrection”, popular with some New Testament scholars, is rejected as vague and inconsistent with Scripture. It is argued that bodily resurrection was what Paul believed, and that the New Testament accounts of the resurrection appearances present a unified picture. It is further argued that Jesus’ resurrection is an example of “bodily transformation”. Jesus’ resurrection body was numerically identical (but not qualitatively identical) to his pre-mortem body.

Keywords: resurrection; bodily resurrection; resuscitation; spiritual resurrection; bodily transformation

Chapter.  8125 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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