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Catechism in a Year

Friday, June 22, 2018

202. What is the meaning of the term "body" (or "flesh") and what importance does it have?

The resurrection of the flesh is the literal formulation in the Apostles Creed for the resurrection of the body. The term "flesh" refers to humanity in its state of weakness and mortality. "The flesh is the hinge of salvation" (Tertullian). We believe in God the Creator of the flesh; we believe in the Word made flesh in order to redeem flesh; and we believe in the resurrection of flesh which is the fulfillment of both the creation and the redeem flesh; and we believe in the resurrection of flesh which is the fulfillment of both the creation and the redemption of the flesh.

Further reading: CCC 990-1015

203. What is meant by the "resurrection of the body"?

This means that the definitive state of man will not be one in which his spiritual soul separates from his body. Even our mortal bodies will one day come to life again.

Further reading: CCC 990




These excerpts are from the Compendium of the CCC
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