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Stephen T. Davis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199284597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199284598.001.0001

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The Resurrection of the Dead

The Resurrection of the Dead

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(p.240) 14 The Resurrection of the Dead
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Christian Philosophical Theology
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Stephen T. Davis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199284598.003.0015

This chapter discusses the general resurrection. It first establishes that classical mind/body dualism — a theory seen (in different forms) in Plato and Descartes — is not the Christian position. Temporary disembodiment, which is the theory of life after death and the interim state held by most theologians, is discussed. The nature of the disembodied interim state, the reunification of body and soul at the Parousia, and the nature of the gloried body are also explored. It is argued that contrary to certain philosophers, this overall picture of the general resurrection is coherent. Christian theologians differ on whether the new glorified body consists of the same matter as the pre-mortem body, but both theories are possible. John Perry’s arguments against survival of death are answered.

Keywords:   resurrection, mind-body dualism, temporary disembodiment, soul, personal identity

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