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The most-watched dramas of the 2013-2014 season were NCIS, NCIS: LA, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, and Resurrection.
Their resurrection of the Congo Village comes just as Norway celebrates the 200th birthday of its constitution.
It is the moral equivalent of Jesse Jackson saying that the Tea Party “is the resurrection of the Confederacy.”
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|Michael Weiss|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A resurrection would be a miracle and as such would defy all “probability.”
The resurrection is a man's soul coming alive to the soul of creation—God's soul.Real Folks|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Of course He will be after the resurrection, in the new heaven and the new earth, where there will be no sin.Sermons on National Subjects|Charles Kingsley
The new life cannot grow and break forth in resurrection power, cannot bring forth fruit, but as it grows in holiness.Holy in Christ|Andrew Murray
There will be at this time a resurrection of God's people who have died.Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation|S. D. Gordon
We cannot accept the Resurrection as though it were an after-thought to a bitterly felt death.God The Invisible King|Herbert George Wells
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Word Origin for resurrection
British Dictionary definitions for resurrection (2 of 2)
noun Christian theol
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]
Culture definitions for resurrection
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.