Surprised by hope : Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church. / N. T Wright.
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- ISBN: 9780061940590 (electronic bk)
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For years Christians have been asking, "If you died tonight, do you know where you would go?" It turns out that many believers have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven.Award-winning author N. T. Wright outlines the present confusion about a Christian's future hope and shows how it is deeply intertwined with how we live today. Wright, who is one of today's premier Bible scholars, asserts that Christianity's most distinctive idea is bodily resurrection. He provides a magisterial defense for a literal resurrection of Jesus and shows how this became the cornerstone for the Christian community's hope in the bodily resurrection of all people at the end of the age. Wright then explores our expectation of "new heavens and a new earth," revealing what happens to the dead until then and what will happen with the "second coming" of Jesus. For many, including many Christians, all this will come as a great surprise.Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life...
Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2009. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 419 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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