Paul maintained that Jesus’ resurrection from the dead was a physical rising (i.e. leaving behind an empty grave).
A full page will analyze at least these 8 arguments:
This is relevant because Paul repeatedly says “Jesus” appeared to him (even if the body shone bright, which is virtually predictable this shining was associated with glory). It’s hard to imagine Paul saying that “Jesus” appeared to him if it wasn’t Jesus himself—i.e. the risen Jesus he believed in, body and all.
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The account of Paul’s life in the book of Acts comports well with the picture given by Paul’s own writings.
This full article [Forthcoming] analyzes 12 arguments:
This is relevant because Paul says he saw Jesus himself—not just a light.
Acts 9, 22, 26 mentions this light but describes no body sourcing it. This is relevant because Acts get’s Paul right (re the appearance to him), and Paul says that in this appearance it was Jesus who he saw.