Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Frederick Mayer

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Romans 8:11; John 5:28-29; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Matthew 10:28; Job 34:14-15; Psalm 73:26; Psalm 84:5; Ephesians 4:4; 1 Corinthians 7:34; 2 Corinthians 4:16; 2 Corinthians 7:1; James 3:26; Isaiah 1:46-47; Isaiah 26:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 4:12; Genesis 1:31; Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:17; Ephesians 2:3; Matthew 15:19; Romans 7:19; Romans 7:13; 2 Peter 2:14; Genesis 3:16-19; John 1:14; Hebrews 2:14-15; Matthew 8:20; 1 Peter 2:24; Galatians 3:13; 2 Timothy 1:10; Hebrews 2:14-15; Psalm 104:29; Hebrews 12:1-11; 1 Corinthians 15:56-67; 2 Corinthians 5:15;


It is the purpose of this paper to consider the import of the placement of the resurrection of the body into the Third Article of the Creed, showing the significance which the resurrection of the body has for sanctification. In order to do this it will be necessary to trace the importance ascribed to the body from the creation of man at the beginning of the world to the final consummation in heaven. It will be shown that the body is included in the eternal purpose of God and in His acts concerning man, and it will be pointed out that Lutheran dogmaticians have rightly emphasized the vital role which the body plays in men's relation to God.

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