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Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association

Volume 75, 2001

Person, Soul, and Immortality

James F. Ross
Pages 1-18
DOI: 10.5840/acpaproc20017512

Together with the Body I Love

Philosophical difficulties with Augustine’s dualism, and with the scholastic “separated souls” account of the gap between personal death and supernatural resurrection, suggest that we consider two other options, each with its own attractions: (i) that the General Resurrection is immediate upon one’s death, despite initial awkwardness with common piety, and (ii) that there is a “natural metamorphosis” of bodily continuity after death and before resurrection.