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Philosophia Christi

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2008

Responding to New Resurrection Challenges

Stephen T. Davis
Pages 285-291

Comments on Dale Allison’s Resurrecting Jesus

The present paper is a response to, and critique of, Dale Allison’s recent book, Resurrecting Jesus. While deeply appreciative of much of the book, I try to assuage Allison’s doubts and worries about the traditional claim that Jesus was bodily raised. Accordingly, in the present brief paper, I briefly explain and try to solve three difficulties that Allison raises in this area. The first concerns personal identity; the second concerns differences between Jesus’s resurrection and our resurrections; and the third concerns Allison’s doubts that our future existence will be embodied.

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