Jesus' Bodily Resurrection and the General Bodily Resurrection
Akpobolokemi, Emmanuel Ebizimo. “Jesus' Bodily Resurrection and the General Bodily Resurrection”, Boston College, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:107468.
This thesis is divided into four parts. Chapter one analyzes the reductionist theses of Robert F. Scuka, Dale Allison, Geza Vermes, and Brian Schmisek. Chapter two focuses on the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The nature of Jesus’ resurrected body and the cosmic significance of his resurrection are brought to light, being the guarantee and pattern for our future resurrection. Chapter three will explore in detail the general resurrection. Here, central to the exposition are: whether or not we shall be raised and the nature of our resurrected selves. Will human beings rise with their bodies, or will there be only a resurrection of the soul? Will there be continuity with, and (or) discontinuity from our former selves. Finally, chapter four draws out the implications for both theology and existential Christian living.