How should we live?
The Anglican theologian N. T. Wright once wrote a stirring introduction to the Christian faith called Simply Christian. Then, since he had stressed that Christianity isn't about going to heaven, he needed to say what does happen when Christians die, which he did in Surprised by Hope. Now he's turned to the small matter of how Christians should live; hence the appropriately but nonetheless ambiguously titled After You Believe.
The book has two central lines of argument. The first is that a virtue ethic is the fitting model for the Christian life—a conviction that involves a good deal of ethical exploration and considerable New Testament exegesis. The second is that Christians and the church best understand themselves as a royal priesthood, a theme which brings together the two most pressing aspects of life under God—worship and mission.
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