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From the April 6, 1998 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

What is the official position of the Church of Christ, Scientist, on the resurrection? I understand the symbolic message, rising above matter, and so forth, but does Christian Science teach that Jesus the Christ literally was in a grave and literally rose from a tomb? Since the literal resurrection is the center point to so many Christian beliefs, I was just curious as to whether the Church agrees that he did truly rise from the grave. Christian Science agrees that the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension were historical events in the earthly career of Jesus.