Review of Whose Religion is Christianity? The Gospel beyond the West by Lamin Sanneh

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003 ISBN 0-8028-2164-2 paperback, xii+138 pages $12.00 (£8.99) In his latest book, which is slim but not slight, Lamin Sanneh exploits the genre of a modern Socratic dialogue to publicise and discuss the phenomenon of Christianity as a world religion. He has summarized – rephrased? – and answered questions from his students … Continue Reading

The Passion of the Christ

published in The Guardian Friday 19 March 2004 Mel Gibson doesn’t do reticence. The face of Christ is in your face. In the New Testament, the gospel writers narrate the crucifixion with admirable restraint and economy of words – what is surprising, in their accounts, is the very lack of gory detail. Here, perhaps, we … Continue Reading

Man Dancin’

Review of the Norman Stone film which combines many levels of allegory in a gritty, contemporary story. Starring Alex Ferns, Tom Georgeson, Kenneth Cranham, James Cosmo and Jenny Foulds Certificate 15 [Contains drug use and strong violence] Reviewed by Christopher Took While we are waiting for The Passion of the Christ to be released, I … Continue Reading

The Concept of Suffering: A Christian Perspective

Paper presented to an interfaith gathering of Anglican Christians and Shi’a Muslims with a series of papers on “Mourning, Martyrdom and the Concept of Suffering” at the Islamic Centre London on 28th February 2004. Download the article. Guest AuthorThese posts are by guest authors for Fulcrum