Thursday, February 01, 2007


This is a paper I prepared for a consultation convened by the Church of England, and conducted under Chatham House rules. It is now available on Ekklesia: Facing up to fundamentalism (Feb 01, 2007) ~ A description, analysis and response for the perplexed. The fact that ‘fundamentalism’ is used as a general, often indiscriminate and imprecise form of abuse, does not mean that there is not a real problem behind it. But getting to the nub of the issue in the context of media and public policy debate – where the desire for shorthand often overcomes the demands of clarity – is not easy. In this paper I am addressing primarily the phenomenon of Christian fundamentalism in Anglo-American contexts, but with an awareness of global concerns and plural/secular pressures. More.

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