#030 – Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright (Pt 5 – Optimism and Negativity) [Podcast]

When we look at the contemporary world and church, we discover great confusion about future hope but that when we look at the early Christians, we find not just faith but a very precise and specific faith, both about Jesus and his resurrection and about the future life that God had promised to all his people.

Optimism and Negativity

Optimism and Negativity

This isn’t a matter of ancient people being credulous and modern people being skeptical. There is a great deal of credulity in our present world, and there was a great deal of skepticism in the ancient world. It is rather something to do with the very specific worldview that was generated by the events concerning Jesus, and supremely the event of Easter itself.

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“Optimism and Negativity” Show Notes

In this episode, I share on the following topics:

  • Evolutionary Optimism
  • Souls in Transit

“Optimism and Negativity” Episode Resources

In this episode I mentioned several resources, including:

Note: The first link below is for the book, and the 2nd link is for the DVD.


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