NT Wright

N.T. Wright is a wonderful Episcopalian bishop (yes there is such a thing).  I don’t have time to comment on it now, but he’s just written a book called Surprised by Hope which Scot McKnight over at Jesus Creed has been discussing.  Someone there linked to this wonderful interview with Rev. Wright in Time magazine.

In his book Wright is looking at how over time, we’ve moved away from the ancient understanding of resurrection, heaven and the after life and substituted our own ideas.  Like I said, I don’t have time to get into it now, but you should take a look at the interview.  Excellent, excellent stuff.

3 thoughts on “NT Wright

  1. Rebecca:

    It is indeed a wonderful book, and I’m also closely following McKnight’s discussion at Jesus Creed. I’m doing a review series on the book at my site as well. Thought you might be interested.

    Grace and Peace,
    Raffi Shahinian

  2. Amen, brother. The whole heaven idea has not done us well. It has reduced the NT hope to some sort of foggy, disembodied, boring, beatification rather than the very Hebrew, dirt-under-your-fingernails, rule the world with Christ, resurrection at the end of the age. We have actually been saying this for years and it is mighty encouraging to have someone of Bishop Wrights caliper come out so strong on this important issue.

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  3. Not to quibble, but N.T. Wright is an Anglican Bishop — that is, he is affiliated with the Anglican Church (the Church of England). There are many wonderful Episcopal bishops afilliated with the Episcopal Church of America. And, yes, there are some less than wonderful ones. The Anglican Church and the Episcopal Church are both members of the Anglican communion.

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