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Archive for May 10, 2008

SURPRISED BY HOPE II

For the first part of this series see my previous post: Surprised by Hope I.
Last time we saw that Wright argued that early Christian belief in hope beyond death belonged to the Jewish map (not the pagan one), but it underwent remarkable modifications in seven significant ways. 

 In this post I will summarize the first 4 ways in which Wright presents the modifications of Christian faith.

 

1)      There is virtually no spectrum of belief about life after death.  Even though Christians came from various strands of Judaism and paganism, they all changed their belief to focus on one point of the spectrum…there is an “overwhelming impression of unanimity” about the resurrection.

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