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Was Jesus Raised Bodily?

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

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 ... More


Biblical Criticism and the Resurrection

William P. Alston

in The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269854
eISBN:
9780191600517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269854.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This paper is a defence of the (by and large) historical accuracy of the resurrection appearance narratives in the Gospels. The defence is carried out not by giving positive argument that this or ... More


The Immunization of Theism

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Natural theologians who aim at confirming the theistic hypothesis by adducing empirical evidence are confronted by the dilemma of God-of-the-gaps. Either theism predicts no specific phenomena at all, ... More


Resurrection

Robert W. Jenson

in Systematic Theology: Volume 1: The Triune God

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195145984
eISBN:
9780199848980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145984.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the accounts of Jesus' Resurrection with regard to the fact that some saw Jesus alive after his death. Although the witnesses saw something visible and tangible in their world, ... More


Resurrection and the Resurrectionists

Stephen Prothero

in Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208162
eISBN:
9780520929746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208162.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Cremationists undermined the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead not so much by refuting it as by threatening to render it obsolete. The real resurrection occurred at the moment of death, not at ... More


Fragmentation and Memory: Meditations on Christian Doctrine

Karmen MacKendrick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229499
eISBN:
9780823236961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229499.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Philosophers have long and skeptically viewed religion as a source of over easy answers, with a singular, totalizing “God” and the comfort of an immortal soul being the greatest among them. But ... More


Final Destinations: Books 19–22

Gerard O'Daly

in Augustine's City of God: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198841241
eISBN:
9780191876806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841241.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the themes of Books 19–22, which focus on the ends of life (in the sense both of overriding values and of final states) in philosophy and in Christian biblically determined ... More


From Ibn Sīnā to Suhrawardī: The Contested Idea of Using Imagination after Death

L. W. C. van Lit

in The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi, Shahrazuri and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415859
eISBN:
9781474435024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415859.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter knows three sections. First, Ibn Sīnā’s thinking on the role of the imagination in the afterlife is discussed. He works from the paradigm that only philosophers who have fully actualized ... More


Conclusion

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

in Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter argues that the medieval Christian church, seeking to promote its central teachings on the eternity of the soul and the certainty of future bodily resurrection, tolerated a ... More


Animalism vs. Constitutionalism

Lynne Rudder Baker

in Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Both Animalism—the metaphysical thesis that “each of us is numerically identical with an animal”—and Constitutionalism—the metaphysical thesis that each of us is identical to a person and constituted ... More


The Predictive Power of Theism

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Theism can be a theory or existential hypothesis to be confirmed by empirical evidence only if it has some predictive power. Theists should (and do) prefer a purely logical definition of predictive ... More


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