Theology concerning death fundamentally also concerns life. What we say about the risen human being reveals our general theological anthropology in significant ways. Therefore, soteriology and anthropology are deeply connected. How do we envision our risen bodies, our resurrected genders? Which aspects of the human being will be transformed, and which will remain the same when we reach a fulfilled imago Dei? This article juxtaposes Irenaeus and Judith Butler to explore these questions.

Key words: Irenaeus, Butler, recapitulation, anthropology, resurrection