N. T. Wright, progressives, conservatives, and eschatology …

A helpful assessment here. Quotable:

On eschatology, Wright argues for an entirely different approach, one he says is rooted in scripture and early Christian tradition:

But the most important thing to say…is that heaven and hell are not, so to speak, what the whole game is about. This is one of the central surprises in the Christian hope. The whole point of my argument so far is that the question of what happens to me after death is not the major, central, framing question that centuries of theological tradition have supposed. The New Testament, true to its Old Testament roots, regularly insists that the major, central framing question is that of God’s purpose of rescue and re-creation for the whole world, the entire cosmos. (184)