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I. Resurrection of the Dead

1. History of religions

a. Resurrection as a religious category.

The concept of resurrection has been shaped extensively by connotations drawn from the tradition of Christian theology. In this sense, it is understood as a unique event that takes the body and soul of a human being, separated at death, and reunites them for a new, eternal life in the next world. Here it serves to mark a distinction from othe…

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Ahn, Gregor, Waschke, Ernst-Joachim, Stemberger, Günter, Sellin, Gerhard, Schwöbel, Christoph, Bizer, Christoph, Böcher, Otto, Becker, Jürgen and Wichelhaus, Manfred, “Resurrection”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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