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Have we gotten heaven all wrong?

From the August 6, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Excerpts from “N.T. Wright asks: Have we gotten heaven all wrong?”© 2012 Religion News Service. Used with permission. May 23, 2012.


The oft-clichéd Christian notion of heaven—a blissful realm of harp-strumming angels—has remained a fixture of the faith for centuries. Even as arguments will go on as to who will or won’t be “saved,” surveys show that a vast majority of Americans believe that after death their souls will ascend to some kind of celestial resting place.