from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of rising from the dead or returning to life.
- n. The state of one who has returned to life.
- n. The act of bringing back to practice, notice, or use; revival.
- n. Christianity The rising again of Jesus on the third day after the Crucifixion.
- n. Christianity The rising again of the dead at the Last Judgment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of arising from the dead and becoming alive again.
- n. The Resurrection: The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
- n. Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life by the dead
- n. State of being risen from the dead; future state.
- n. The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In theology:
- n. A rising again from the dead.
- n. The state which follows the resurrection; the future state.
- n. In general, a rising again; a springing again into life or to a previous mode of existence; a restoration.
- n. Removal of a corpse from the grave for dissection; body-snatching.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a revival from inactivity and disuse
- n. (New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion
Although Scripture speaks of a first resurrection and a second death, it makes no mention of a _second resurrection_.
The word resurrection implies a burial, and since the Fortune article of 1937, composite assessments of the War on Cancer had virtually been buried—oddly, in an overwhelming excess of information.
Even now, the grace of the resurrection is at work within us!
For latter-day Christians, that Jesus was right depends on whether the resurrection is a historical event.
Still, the resurrection is the movie's only out-and-out miracle, and it lacks good explanation.
This could mean that what we call the resurrection of body is an immediate consequence of death.
And now, if he was really dead, his restitution to life, which we call his resurrection, must be miraculous; it being beyond any natural power, that we know of, to effect it.
It is called the resurrection of the just, and the resurrection of life (John v. 29), and they are counted worthy to obtain that world and the resurrection from the dead, Luke xx.
Christ's resurrection was a glorious instance of the divine power, and therefore he is declared to be the Son of God with power, by the resurrection from the dead (Rom.i. 4), so will our resurrection be: and his resurrection is a standing evidence, as well as pattern, of ours.
The manner of the re-uniting of Christ's soul and body in his resurrection is a mystery, one of the secret things that belong not to us; but the infallible proofs of his resurrection, that he did indeed rise from the dead, and was thereby proved to be the Son of God, are things revealed, which belong to us and to our children.
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