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Resurrection (General)
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The general resurrection is the raising of the dead to eternal life at the end of time. In this resurrection both the righteous dead and the wicked will be restored to life to be judged along with the living at the final judgment. The belief in a general resurrection originated and developed in Judaism and then became the major form of afterlife existence in early …

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Somov, Alexey B., “Resurrection (General)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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