Resurrection



[rez-uh-rek-shuh n] /ˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of rising from the dead.
2.
(initial capital letter) the rising of Christ after His death and burial.
3.
(initial capital letter) the rising of the dead on Judgment Day.
4.
the state of those risen from the dead.
5.
a rising again, as from decay, disuse, etc.; revival.
6.
Christian Science. a rising above mortality through the understanding of spiritual life as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
resurrection
/ˌrɛzəˈrɛkʃən/
noun
1.
a supposed act or instance of a dead person coming back to life
2.
belief in the possibility of this as part of a religious or mystical system
3.
the condition of those who have risen from the dead: we shall all live in the resurrection
4.
the revival of something: a resurrection of an old story
Resurrection
/ˌrɛzəˈrɛkʃən/
noun (Christian theol)
1.
the rising again of Christ from the tomb three days after his death
2.
the rising again from the dead of all mankind at the Last Judgment

Resurrection definition

The rising of Jesus from the tomb after his death; a central and distinctive belief of the Christian faith. The Gospels state that after Jesus was crucified and lay in a tomb between Friday evening and Sunday morning, he rose, in body as well as in spirit, and appeared alive to his followers. His resurrection is the basis for the Christian belief that not only Jesus but all Christians will triumph over death. Christians celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

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