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                   he had as a child. Saint Paul formally sanctions this identity when he writes: so also is
                   the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption .
                     So, concludes H. Lesetre, author of the passage from the Dictionary of the Bible that

                   we  have  quoted  above,  the  body  will  have  something  of  a  spiritual  nature  where
                   incorruptibility and agility are concerned .

                                                          *      *

                     Let  us  now  re-examine  the  data  furnished  by  the  sacred  texts  and  theology

                   concerning the different aspects of resurrection.
                     This problem was not a burning topical question during the Cycle of the Father .The

                   Old Testament deals with it only theoretically. It is relegated to the unfathomable future

                   in  the  form  of  the  last  Judgement.  Regarding  the  body,  the  only  thing  that  appears

                   certain is that man lieth down, and riseth not, according to a quotation to which we
                   have referred already.

                     For the Cycle of the Son, Jesus placed the question of the resurrection of the dead on

                   the  practical  plane,  particularly  by  calling  Lazarus  back  to  life.  He  confirmed  this

                   possibility  of  individual  resurrection  by  his  own  return  to  life.  Saint  John  makes  an
                   allusion to this mode of resurrection. However, there is no question of a

                        I Corinthians, XV, 42-44.
                        I Corinthians, XV, 36-44.
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