N.T. Wright, one of the most profound and prominent theologians/thinkers/writers alive today, just wrote a new book, entitled “Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.” In the book, he offers his take on a Biblical understanding of what happens when we die and what terms like “heaven” and “resurrection” mean for Christians.
There was a great interview with Wright in TIME magazine where he outlines his basic understanding of how the afterlife works and what it means for Christianity and the world. Check it out at http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1710844,00.html. Some important and provocative stuff, for sure.
I’d love to hear opinions on this. Do you find yourself agreeing with Wright, or are you hesitant to accept some of the things he’s arguing? How do you think this will affect the church, positively or negatively? Do you think this understanding of resurrection and heaven changes the message of the gospel that many are familiar with? Is this kind of view exciting or worrying?
Let me know what you think!