"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed."-1 Corinthians 15:51
In St. Paul's "resurrection chapter" (1 Corinthians 15), he develops his vision of human resurrection after the pattern of Christ. On the one hand, he indicates that after we pass from this life into the next, we will be the same person. Who you are now and your life story will be redeemed, resurrected, and glorified--not simply eradicated and recreated as if you time here were irrelevant or meaningless.
At the same time, he gropes for words to describe how radical our metamorphosis ...