Thursday, December 16, 2010

Surprised by Hope

What is the central Christian hope?  What happens to you when you die?  These are questions that N. T. Write seeks to answer in his book Surprised by Hope.  This book was highly recommended to me by my family and I am enjoying reading it so far.  Reading of this book - as well as a nearly finished knitting project - are the main reasons for my lack of posting earlier this week.  I apologize for the delay and hope that, in the meantime, you can have a chance to ponder the two questions at the beginning of this post.  Or maybe just browse the archives... or go make Christmas cookies or cards ... or find that book to read it for yourself!


  1. You know how in The Last Battle, the "real" Narnia is discovered after death, whereas before they were living in some sort of Platonic shadow of it? That's what I think the central Christian hope is.

  2. I was thinking of that book as I read... I wish I could remember more of it! It's interesting that you make that comment. One of the popular theologies Wright is refuting is one in which life after death consists of some sort of platonic separation of soul from body (as opposed to bodily resurrection). You seem to be saying that the last battle presents just the opposite... which is interesting to think about. Life now, in contrast to Narnia, does seem very real, though, doesn't it?