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N.T. Wright on Resurrection

“…the resurrection of Jesus offers itself, to the student of history or science no less than the Christian or the theologian, not as an odd event within the world as it is but as the utterly characteristic, prototypical, and foundational event within the world as it has begun to be. It is not an absurd event within the old world but the symbol and starting point of the new world. The claim advanced in Christianity is of that magnitude: Jesus of Nazareth ushers in not simply a new religious possibility, not simply a new ethic or a new way of salvation, but a new creation.”

— N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

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February 14, 2009 · 9:05 am

N.T. Wright on Justice

“…those who follow Jesus are committed, as he taught us to pray, to God’s will being done ‘on earth as it is in heaven.’ And that means that God’s passion for justice must become ours, too. When Christians use their belief in Jesus as a way of escaping from that demand and challenge, they are abandoning a central element in their own faith.”

— N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, chapter 1

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June 28, 2007 · 8:18 am

N.T. Wright on Christianity

“…the Christian faith endorses the passion for justice which every human being knows, the longing to see things put to rights. And it claims that in Jesus, God himself has shared this passion and put it into effect, so that in the end all tears may be dried and the world may be filled with justice and joy.”

— N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, chapter 1

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June 28, 2007 · 8:13 am

N.T. Wright on Distribution of Wealth

“It doesn’t take a Ph.D. in macroeconomics to know that if the rich are getting richer by the minute, and the poor poorer, there is something badly wrong.”

— N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, chapter 1

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June 28, 2007 · 8:10 am