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Surprised by hope

What do Christians hope for? To leave this wicked world and go to?heaven'? For the?kingdom of God' to grow gradually on earth? What do we mean by the?resurrection of the body', and how does that fit with the popular image of sitting on clouds playing harps? And how does all this affect the way we live in the here and now? Tom Wright, one of our leading theologians, addresses these questions in this provocative and wide-ranging new book. He outlines the present confusion about future hope in both church and world. Then, having explained why Christians believe in the bodily resurrection.

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  • "What do Christians hope for? To leave this wicked world and go to?heaven'? For the?kingdom of God' to grow gradually on earth? What do we mean by the?resurrection of the body', and how does that fit with the popular image of sitting on clouds playing harps? And how does all this affect the way we live in the here and now? Tom Wright, one of our leading theologians, addresses these questions in this provocative and wide-ranging new book. He outlines the present confusion about future hope in both church and world. Then, having explained why Christians believe in the bodily resurrection."@en
  • "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 after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation'and if this has already begun in Jesus's resurrection'the church cannot stop at "saving souls" but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life, not only after death but before it."@en
  • ""For years Christians have been asking, "If you died tonight, do you know where you would go?" It turns out Christians have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven. One of today's premier Bible scholars and 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 shows that Christianity's most distinctive idea is bodily resurrection. First, he provides a magisterial defense of a literal resurrection of Jesus himself. This became the cornerstone for the Christian community's hope in the bodily resurrection of all people at the end of the age. Next Wright explores our expectation of "new heavens and new earth," showing 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 after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation - and if this has already begun in Jesus's resurrection - the church cannot stop at "saving souls" but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life, not only after death but, before it"--"
  • "Beschouwing over de christelijke hoop door de anglicaanse theoloog."
  • "Tom Wright outlines the present confusion about future hope in both church and world. Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. This book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life not only after death but before it."@en
  • "Offers a reinterpretation of biblical teaching on what happens after death, arguing that literal bodily resurrection is at the heart of Christianity and exploring the implications of this for the church's work in the world."
  • "Offers a reinterpretation of biblical teaching on what happens after death, arguing that literal bodily resurrection is at the heart of Christianity and exploring the implications of this for the church's work in the world."@en

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  • "Sorprendidos por la esperanza repensando el cielo, la resurreccion y la vida eterna"
  • "Surprised by hope"
  • "Surprised by hope"@en
  • "Mach'imnae tŭrŏnan Hananim nara = Surprised by hope"
  • "Surprised by hope rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the Church"
  • "Surprised by hope : rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church"
  • "Surprised by hope : rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church"@en
  • "Surprised by Hope Original, provocative and practical"@en
  • "마침내 드러난 하나님 나라 = Surprised by hope"
  • "Von Hoffnung überrascht : was die Bibel zu Auferstehung und ewigem Leben sagt"
  • "Von Hoffnung überrascht : Was die Bibel wirklich zu Auferstehung und ewigem Leben sagt"
  • "Verrast door hoop"
  • "Surprised by hope rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church"
  • "Surprised by hope rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church"@en