March 28, 2008

Wright on the Resurrection

CT has a great article by N. T. Wright on Heaven and the resurrection. It is a great condensation of his numerous thoughts and studies on this topic. He advocates, to put it simply, that the common popular focus on life after death as simply consisting of going to heaven or hell, as too simplistic, failing to take into account that there is instead an intermediate state that will one day lead to "life after life after death," a bodily resurrection in the mold of Jesus' resurrection, with a renewed existence on earth. This means that the bifurcation of the "gospel" of going to heaven after you die from "doing good in the world" is a false choice that is instead united in a robust eschatology.

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