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Clouds and Harps, Is that The Real Heaven? N.T. Wright on 100 Huntley Street (HD)

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Published on 5 Dec 2008

(HD) Transcript: "I think quite a bit of the traditional imagery of heaven comes to us from passages like the book of Revelation. The last book of the Bible, which many people have difficulty interpreting, because its really a book written in cartoon and in code which would of been easily interpreted in the first century, which we now rather take literally. Its hard to explain this but, if you look at a political cartoon...theres just been an election in America, and a lot of the cartoons will have elephants and donkeys, because the parties have those 2 as their symbol. If you lived in a culture that didnt use those animals, as political representations, you would think, what are they talking about? Is there a problem with the elephants in America. Is there... The answer is no. Youve got to decode that. So all the language about clouds and harps, this is a way of saying, this is the language we have traditionally used. But we know this language is like a signpost pointing to something else. And dont get stuck on the language, get to the reality."

More videos can be found at 100huntley.com and more of his thoughts can be found in his book "Surprised by Hope".

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