Spiritual Resurrection in the First Two Centuries of Christ People
Monday, March 28, 2022
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Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig
This study focused on three very close texts about spiritual resurrection: The Treatise of the Resurrection from the Nag Hammadi Library, the First Letter of Paul in I Corinthians 15, and Romans 6:1-15 on the Resurrection. These sources, one of the primary treatises of the first two hundred years about the resurrection, and the primary Pauline works about the raising of the spirit by Paul, have much in common. Many people know a lot about Paul in this regard, and almost no one knows anything about the Nag Hammadi Treatise of the Resurrection. What is surprising in this study is how important it was in the first two centuries to understand resurrection of the body as a spiritual event. We will look carefully at these texts in particular and the ways ‘spiritual bodies’ are underlined and understood.