Why does Christianity insist on a physical resurrection if it teaches that your soul departs from your body on death?

Answer on @Quora by J. Lee Anthony to Why does Christianity insist on a physical resurrection if it teaches that you…

Answer by J. Lee Anthony:

You have asked two questions: resurrection and the concept of the soul. When you look at Christianity, you have two very different schools of thought: Protestant that looks only at a written tradition and Catholic that looks as a written and oral tradition.

Using the written tradition, we are limited to the books of the Bible trying to figure out the exact meaning. Because there are 33,000+ Christian sects all claiming that the Bible supports their belief, it is very confusing to get a definitive statement that all Protestants would agree.  You happen to hit two concepts where there is complete disagreement with each side arguing its case based on their interpretation of the Bible. D. Pomonis gives an argument based of difference in language, and Stephen Pelton and Guillermo Estefani based on context.

In answer to your question, while all Christians believes in the resurrection Christ, Protestants differ in the resurrection at the end times. Some Protestants believe in the soul as you described, and others do not. All agree with the resurrection at the end times and the concept of the soul that departs from your body on death.

Why does Christianity insist on a physical resurrection if it teaches that your soul departs from your body on death?

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