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Keith Ward

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269618

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.001.0001

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The Ultimate End of All Things

The Ultimate End of All Things

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(p.296) 14 The Ultimate End of All Things
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Religion and Human Nature
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Keith Ward

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0014

This chapter examines Christian belief in resurrection. The idea of resurrection in a different form of space is fairly clearly presented in the first book of Corinthians in the New Testament. In chapter 15 verses 35–50, the apostle Paul clarified that the physical body dies and what is resurrected is a spiritual body. In one passage, he also wrote that as the physical body decays the spirit body begins to take shape, even during the mortal life. This means that Christians consider eternal life not just as something that beings after death, but it is the quality of life seen in relation to the eternal God.

Keywords:   resurrection, Christianity, Corinthians, Paul, spiritual body, eternal life, God

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