Intermediate state

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(Theol.) the state or condition of the soul between the death and the resurrection of the body.

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He was in an intermediate state between sleeping and waking; at variance with himself, with his company, with the country, and with the government.
Analysing the morphology of the photoreceptors in the starfish eyes, the researchers further confirmed that they constitute an intermediate state between the two large known groups of rhabdomeric and ciliary photoreceptors, in that they have both microvilli and a modified cilium.
Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits; and three times in intermediate state appellate courts.
Aspects of the "last things" treated include death and dying, God's promise, the intermediate state, millennialism, the central NT theme of the return of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, the meaning of hell, the last judgment, and the beatific vision.
The final section, The Spirit Makes All Things New, has three subsections: The Intermediate State, The Return of Christ, and The Consummation.
Pre-diabetes is believed to be an intermediate state between normal metabolic function and diabetes.
The fact that "Catholic teaching on purgatory above shows [that] there is no binding Catholic doctrine on the spatial or temporal character of purgatory," [208] and that Lutherans "teach the reality of purgation, even if not as a distinct intermediate state [and their rejection of purgatory] .
The Bardo Thodol, more commonly known in the West as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is actually fully titled Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State.
This is what theologians call the intermediate state.
The book concludes with an entirely biblical studies section on the resurrection of the body and the afterlife, wherein Green argues that the correct reading of the biblical text does not demand belief in a disembodied or intermediate state, in which the believer maintains existence and identity prior to the final resurrection of the body.
Hofer focuses on whether it is possible for there to be knowledge concerning the intermediate state in Balthasar's view, arguing that pursuing this question will help readers of Balthasar "assess tensions of novelty and tradition, of coherence and confusion, of intelligibility and obscurity" in Balthasar's writings.

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