I have grown up in church all my life. They taught me that the resurrection was physical, and so has every other church I have been to. Also, there is a huge disagreement over it. The Case for Christ teaches that it was a physical resurrection, for instance. 1 Corinthians 9:1 Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? 1 Corinthians 15:8 Last of all he appeared to me also. However, the writer never discusses verse 44 1 Corinthians 15:44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. So, if I were to agree solely with the interpretation that it was only a spiritual resurrection, how do I handle Acts chapter 2? Because it says God would not allow his holy one to see decay. Acts 2:31 he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay. Was Peter talking about the physical body or the spiritual body here? By insisting on the literal interpretations, does that kill the meaning of what the text is saying? Does the text teach that Jesus was physically present? For example, eating and talking with him after the resurrection in the gospels. I could really used some help on this.