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Proper 3

Genesis 45.3–11, 15
1 Corinthians 15.35–38, 42–50
Luke 6.27–38

The resurrection is central to Christianity, not just as a dogma but as a driving principle. Unfortunately, Paul’s writing in this, the earliest discussion of it, is dense and difficult, and some of the regular translations don’t help.

The key is Paul’s contrast between perishable and imperishable. The seed and the plant are not an exact analogy for the old body and the new, but rather a way of demonstrating radical change within basic continuity...

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