On the Horns of a Dilemma: Bodily Resurrection or Disembodied Paradise?


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James T. Turner Jr.
Anderson University
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In the sixteenth century, Sir Thomas More criticized Martin Luther’s purported denial of a conscious intermediate state between bodily death and bodily resurrection. In the same century, William Tyndale penned a response in defense of Luther’s view. His argument essentially defended the proposition: If the Intermediate State obtains, then bodily resurrection is superfluous for those in the paradisiacal state. In this article, I enter the fray and argue for the truth of this conditional claim. And, like William Tyndale, I use the content and argument of a particular chapter in the Bible, namely, 1 Corinthians 15, to make the point
Keywords intermediate state  bodily resurrection  substance dualism  philosophical anthropology  theology  John Cooper
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