The word ‘Resurrection’ is associated with religion and forms perhaps the most important cornerstone of Christianity, it exists in the Hebrew tradition and in Islamic traditions in different ways, and for the majority of people, it means that a divine or human entity returns from the dead into a living condition.
The two main questions among historians and theologists of various backgrounds are the following: 1) Was the entity initially human and then became divine? Was it divine all along, took human form and then returned to divination? It was never divine and only a human accomplishment followed by symbolism and metaphor?
And 2) Is it a resurrection of the Spirit (Soul) or a corporal Resurrection as well?
A wide audience from various different countries, traditions and religious backgrounds reading my books and blog, surely is not interested just in my personal opinion here, since it will inevitably find some in agreement and some not. And getting into the historical background and the various accounts of what seemed to happen is something more suited for a historian or theologist to do.
Nevertheless, what I would gladly do would be to recommend that all of us, regardless of our beliefs or doubts, come to understand this incredibly blossoming period of the year called Easter or Passover by remembering what the Greek word ‘Anastasis’ (Ανάστασις = Resurrection) stands for: ‘To rise up, to be raised, to stand up again’, derived from the ancient word ‘Anistemi’ (ανιστεμι): to raise up, be reborn, to cause to appear, stand forth, begin a journey.
Anyone living life and experiencing the world with those intentions every day, is not only a great reason for celebration but above all, a positive force benefiting and improving the world. This is something everybody can agree with and funnily, it is the core message of this period, proving that often Truth is not complicated until we decide to start disagreeing.