Wednesday, June 2, 2010

N.T. Wright's After You Believe

'know yourself' is good advice now as it ever was. The question, though, of what to do with that knowledge once you've acquired it is far more difficult"

- N. T. Wright.

I have been reading a new book by N.T. Wright called After You Believe, it he builds off his theme in Surprised by Hope that our lives ad believers is more than just "going to heaven" but really addresses what our lives as believers should look like. The major theme is this idea of Christian virtue and that it has a deeper meaning than just "doing good"...

It is so necessary to grasp the idea that Christian virtue has nothing to do with YOU but it's about God and His kingdom.

N.T. Wright states:

"This revolutionary vision of virtue thus enables us to shift attention quit drastically away from the idea that Christian behavior in the world is basically about 'good works' in the sense of good moral living, keeping the rules, and so on, toward the idea that Christian behavior is basically about 'good works' in the sense of doing things which bring God's wisdom and glory to birth in the world."

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