resurrection


resurrection
   Christians believe that human bodies will return from the dead in a reconstituted form at the advent of the new heaven and earth, and that this general resurrection is prefigured in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. While it would be relatively straightforward for God to create a new body for a disembodied soul, Christians complicate things by insisting that the same body that dies is resurrected. Aquinas interprets this by saying 'by the union of numerically the same soul with numerically the same matter, numerically the same man will be restored' (1905: 4.81). There are, however, many instances where it appears difficult to conceive of even an omnipotent God's effecting a resurrection of this type (for example, that of a body vaporised in a nuclear blast). One troubling scenario debated among the scholastics concerns a cannibal raised on human flesh whose body is entirely constituted by matter from other human bodies. As such, it would seem that once all those other bodies are resurrected, there would be nothing left for the poor cannibal's body.
   Further reading: Davis, Stephen 1993; Edwards, Paul 1992; Helm 1989; Swinburne 1993b

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