Unity Before Orthodoxy: An Investigation into Second and Third Century Resurrection Theologies

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Stowe '01, Sharon L.
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This paper will explore three aspects of the previously named theologians (and Marcion, whose ideas are recorded only in others' texts): analogies the author uses to illustrate his resurrection ideas, opponents the text addresses, and as a result of these, the resurrection theology the author purports. Analogies will be studied for the purpose of later demonstrating the unity of those who supported the physical resurrection. The similarities in their language and analogies is in stark contrast to the lack of similarities in the analogies used by those who support a spiritual resurrection.