After showing how different bodily resurrection was from other first century ideas about life after death, N.T Wright addresses the charge that belief in the resurrection is out-dated and pre-modern:
“(It is) wrong to imply that the choice is between an ancient worldview and a modern (or even a postmodern) one. The ancient worldview of Homer, Plato, Cicero, and the rest had no room for resurrection either. What is at stake is the clash between a worldview that allows for a God of creation and justice and worldviews that don’t.”
N.T. Wright, Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church (HarperOne, 2008), 69.