Augustine and the Continuing Quest to Address Complexities between ‘flesh and blood’ (1 Corinthians 15:50) and ‘flesh and bones’ (Luke 24:39)

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Wednesday 6 December
4.30-6.00 pm
Room 110, Medecroft, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

​It is commonly held that there is a tension between the early and later Augustine’s reflections on the nature of the resurrected body. The mature Augustine noted this potential conflict and attempted to resolve or clarify his views. Underlying this exercise is the conviction that there cannot be a contradiction between e.g. ‘flesh and blood’ (1 Corinthians xv.50) and ‘flesh and bones’ (Luke xxiv.39), otherwise the credibility and trustworthiness of the resurrection of Jesus and believers are compromised. The purpose of this paper is i) understanding and exploring the development of thought in Augustine’s expositions; and ii) highlighting current discussions which can potentially be traced back to Augustine.

This talk is part of the Theology, Religion and Philosophy Research Seminar series and will be given by Dr Frederik Mulder​.

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