On the Nature of Human Persons and the Resurrection of the Body

Stewart Goetz


In this paper, I respond to Joshua Mugg and James T. Turner, Jr's claim that the doctrine of the resurrection requires the numerical sameness of ante- and post-mortem bodies.  I argue that they have not shown that Scripture teaches this view and, therefore, that animalism, as opposed to substance dualism, does not offer a superior explanation for the necessity of the resurrection .

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.12978/jat.2018-6.181919061425


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