Catholics/1 Corinthians 15:29

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How do Catholics interpret 1 Corinthians 15:29?

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Not even the early Church Fathers could agree on what St. Paul meant in this passage.  As St. Peter wrote, sometimes it is difficult to understand St. Paul because of the depth of his writing!  And this is one of those passages; there are at least five different explanations from the Fathers as to the meaning of this passage.

What is clear is that it is a confirmation of the resurrection of the dead, a basic Christian doctrine that is included in the Creed.

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