- the act of rising from the dead.
- (initial capital letter) the rising of Christ after His death and burial.
- (initial capital letter) the rising of the dead on Judgment Day.
- the state of those risen from the dead.
- a rising again, as from decay, disuse, etc.; revival.
- Christian Science. a rising above mortality through the understanding of spiritual life as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
Origin of resurrection
Examples from the Web for resurrection
The Jackson campaign became the resurrection of the black freedom movement in national politics.The Unsung Heroism of Jesse Jackson
September 7, 2014
The most-watched dramas of the 2013-2014 season were NCIS, NCIS: LA, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, and Resurrection.Emmys 2014: Who Will and Who Should Be Nominated
July 9, 2014
Their resurrection of the Congo Village comes just as Norway celebrates the 200th birthday of its constitution.Norway’s Controversial Human Zoo Is Back
May 19, 2014
It is the moral equivalent of Jesse Jackson saying that the Tea Party “is the resurrection of the Confederacy.”The Conservatives' Great Black Hope
May 19, 2014
What do we care for Marxism or monarchism, the resurrection of Holy Russia or the Idea of the Common Fate?This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea
May 18, 2014
The control of matter in putting it off and on at will, as He in His death and resurrection.The Conquest of Fear
There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
The reality of the resurrection is established beyond all doubt.
What do you suppose one-legged men're going to do in the resurrection, hey, Abe?Hetty's Strange History
With any theory of the conditions of our resurrection, I have scarcely here to do.Miracles of Our Lord
- a supposed act or instance of a dead person coming back to life
- belief in the possibility of this as part of a religious or mystical system
- the condition of those who have risen from the deadwe shall all live in the resurrection
- the revival of somethinga resurrection of an old story
- the rising again of Christ from the tomb three days after his death
- the rising again from the dead of all mankind at the Last Judgment
Word Origin and History for resurrection
c.1300, originally the name of a Church festival commemorating Christ's rising from death, from Anglo-French resurrectiun, Old French resurrection "the Resurrection of Christ" (12c.) and directly from Church Latin resurrectionem (nominative resurrectio) "a rising again from the dead," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin resurgere "rise again, appear again" (see resurgent). Replaced Old English æriste.
Generalized sense of "revival" is from 1640s. Also used in Middle English of the rising again of the dead on the Last Day (c.1300). Resurrectionist, euphemism for "grave-robber" is attested from 1776. Resurrection pie was mid-19c. English schoolboy slang for a pie made from leftovers of previous meals; first attested 1831 as a Sheffield dialect term.
There was a dreadful pie for dinner every Monday; a meat-pie with a stony crust that did not break; but split into scaly layers, with horrible lumps of gristle inside, and such strings of sinew (alternated by lumps of flabby fat) as a ghoule might use as a rosary. We called it kitten pie--resurrection pie--rag pie--dead man's pie. We cursed it by night we cursed it by day; we wouldn't stand it, we said; we would write to our friends; we would go to sea. ["How I Went to Sea," "Harper's Magazine," December 1852]
The rising of Jesus from the tomb after his death; a central and distinctive belief of the Christian faith. The Gospels state that after Jesus was crucified and lay in a tomb between Friday evening and Sunday morning, he rose, in body as well as in spirit, and appeared alive to his followers. His resurrection is the basis for the Christian belief that not only Jesus but all Christians will triumph over death. Christians celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.