Saturday, September 08, 2007

Hope for new world

One consequence of the powerful grip of pagan religiosity on the mind of the Western culture that has had the Bible in its hand for so long is the fact that the resurrection of Jesus is constantly spoken of as if it had reference only to the individual human person. It has been treated as the ground of our hope for a personal future. It is this, but it is much more than this: it is the ground of our hope for a new world.

Lesslie Newbigin, The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission, p. 106

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