Review of “The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus” by Habermas and Licona, Chapter 9: Did Paul See a Body of Flesh or a Spiritual Body?

Habermas and Licona use this chapter to discuss the ongoing debate among scholars regarding Paul’s view on the subject of “resurrection”.  I have studied both sides of this issue and have come to the conclusion that Paul most likely believed that Jesus was raised in his physical, albeit, transformed, body.

But does that necessarily mean that Paul SAW a body in his “appearance experience” on the Damascus Road?  Christians today believe in Jesus’ physical resurrection but do not claim to have ever seen his physically resurrected body.  So what did Paul “see”?  Did he claim to see an actual body or did he only see a bright light?

We will never know.

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