Heaven explained

Christians don’t go to heaven when we die—that’s the dramatic way to summarize N. T. Wright’s book. The Christian hope is that our bodies will be raised on a transformed Earth when Christ returns, not that our souls will be freed of our bodies so that they can get to heaven.

N. T. Wright is a distinguished New Testament scholar and (sometimes under the more approachable name of “Tom Wright”) author of short introductions to New Testament texts and widely read popular defenses of Christianity. A British evangelical and a gifted and prolific writer, he is probably the closest living equivalent to C. S. Lewis. He also has a day job as the Anglican bishop of Durham.


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