This we’ve been waiting for: the Resurrection: what is it? what does it mean? How are we to think about it. There is room here for variety in the Christian faith. If one can only see in terms of matter, the Resurrection is a material event; for others it may be a spiritual event.
When you say literal, paraphrasing Bill Clinton we may ask in what sense? One may be literally true while it may or may not be materially, factually, historically true.
Like David did, I go to 1 Cor for insight on the thing:
“15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”
Did Jesus arise a natural body? or a spiritual body? Plenty of room for disagreement here– in love! For me it has to be an open question– like Jonah in the belly of the whale.
Actually it is not central to my faith; the central thing is the appearance of Christ in the world, particularly in my heart.