#028 – Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright (Pt 3 – Early Christian Hope in its Historical Setting) [Podcast]

The ancient world—with the exception of the Jews—was adamant that dead people did not rise again; and the Jews did not believe that anyone had done so or that anyone would do so all by themselves in advance of the general resurrection. But the early church had a much different message.

Early Christian Hope

Early Christian Hope

But even when we’ve cleared away those misunderstandings, deep questions remain. What precisely was it that the early Christians believed? Why did they use the language of resurrection to express that belief?

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“Early Christian Hope” Show Notes

In this episode, I share on the following topics:

  • N.T. Wright clip introducing the topic
  • Resurrection and Life after Death in Ancient Paganism and Judaism
  • The Surprising Character of Early Christian Hope

“Early Christian Hope” 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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