On 25 August the Sunday Times had an article by Rosamund Urwin entitled, “#JesusToo: Christianity is keeping us radical, says historian.” The article was a reflection on the soon-to-be-released new book by Tom Holland, Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind. According to the article, in his book Holland calls Christianity the “greatest revolutionary movement”
In the modern world we often assume that our ancestors in the Middle Ages were simply gullible about Christianity. But is this really the case? In the first of a series of reflections on Anselm of Canterbury’s ‘Why God Became Man’ (Cur Deus Homo), I will consider this question. Of course, people in Europe didn’t
One of my reading materials during my etimasthe summer break was Peter Pomerantsev’s This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality, a book which charts how the very idea of truth has been weaponized by dictators in recent years. Part 5 of this book introduced me to the term ‘Othering.’ ‘Othering’ is the
One of the books I read during my etimasthe summer break was Peter J. Williams’ Can We Trust the Gospels? In it, Dr. Williams puts forward a range of considerations why the four Gospels of the New Testament are not only credible, but should be believed. He explicitly does not claim that the truth of
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