Jesus' Death and Resurrection

Delineate a proper theology of the resurrection of the body in relationship to Jesus' death and resurrection and how that relates to the contemporary church and its mission today.

Unlike historical critics of the Bible who have seen the resurrection of Jesus as a common narrative construction of the ancient world regarding heroic figures, Christians of the past and today have stressed the unique nature of resurrection in relation to Jesus' death. The physical as opposed to the purely spiritual resurrection of Jesus reaffirms for Christians that although the body is transient and fleshy, the soul is eternal. Yet because Jesus was resurrected in body as well as soul, this also reaffirms ...

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dead organ. The God of the Law and the Prophets, the God of Jesus ... whose creating and redeeming action transforms this world into God's Kingdom and calls all men and women to the freedom and divine fullness of life in this Kingdom" is mainly understood through understanding Jesus' physical act of resurrection as well as his spiritual, "visible and invisible as the Creed says," that "has its unity and goodness in the unity and goodness of God who is its origin and final fulfillment. (Sachs 41)
However, despite the stress upon the resurrection as a physical as well as a spiritual act, the Catholic Church still frequently uses resurrection as a metaphor for understanding the Church's mission. Humanity can never be fully fallen, as the potential and possibility for resurrection is constant just as God's interest in his good, physical act of creation is abiding and constant. This does not deny the physicality of the resurrection, merely affirms that it has a spiritual and ...

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