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The Christian doctrine of the Resurrection is particularly vulnerable in that it closely integrates both the resurrection of Christ and the subsequent (and consequent) resurrection of the Believer. s 4 Tera's proposed resurrection is therefore immediately an action striking at the unique nature of Christ's redemptive sacrifice, 'his one oblation of himself once offered' as the Book of Common Prayer describes it. 55 Tera's physical condition, the Christian reader will observe, resembles that of Christ, who did not 'see corruption' (Ps.
Her status as artefact overwrites the customary respect accorded to her as woman . The presence of the physician, Dr Winchester, at the unrolling of Tera's mummy recalls that the living, too, may be exposed to similar indignities within the permitted spaces of medicine or science. This objectification is a point of access for the macabre, in that the unrolling of Tera's mummy represents a crisis at which the discourses of knowledge and scholarship meet head on with more popular misgivings surrounding death and decay.
UTS 61- 2) The narrator concludes that, after the initial panic, 'for many a long day there was pain and grief and death in the Country Under the Sunset' (UTS 63). The sudden deaths of those who were unprepared proves a redemptive signal to others, however. Zaya and Knoal work tirelessly in the doomed city, healing the spirit as well as the body in many cases. The narrator recalls: 'Thus they saved many precious human lives, and those who were rescued were very thankful, and henceforth ever after Jived holier and more unselfish lives' (UTS 64).