Constitution, Resurrection, and Relationality
Corcoran (Kevin)
Source: Gasser (Georg) - Personal Identity and Resurrection: How Do We Survive Our Death? 2010
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    Corcoran's paper points out that the Constitution View2 of the human person ought to be congenial to those stressing the relational character of personhood – a feature more salient in the continental tradition than in analytic philosophy. Corcoran addresses the issue of relationality head-on: first, he argues that relations figure crucially in the causal story of the emergence of a first-person perspective3, because a social context seems required for the development of such a perspective. Second, he underlines that relationality is essential to a Christian understanding of eschatological transformation since we are created in the image of God, a God who exists in three persons engaged in mutually reciprocated, intimate, perichoretic relations of love.


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Footnote 1: From the Introduction by Georg Gasser

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