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Simply Christian by N.T. Wright
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Aug 07, 2017

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Read from August 06 to 07, 2017 , read count: 1

This is a fairly decent overview of the Christian story by a right of center Anglican Bishop whose scholarship is hampered by a severely dualistic thinking pattern, a complete misunderstanding of gender and human sexuality, and a predisposition to see evil around every corner. Nuance is not his long suit, and so I found many of his conclusions dubious and some of them absurdly offensive, despite his good and accurate recounting of the story. To paraphrase Jack Webb, he should have stuck to just the facts.

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08/06 marked as: currently-reading
25.0% "My problem with NT Wright is that people keep trying to make him out to be a moderate, and he isn't. Oh, in British Anglican terms he might be a moderate, but British Anglicans are for the most part wearing the same underpants they wore at their Baptism because they aren't sure if changing them would be too radical. The truth is that Wright is a dualistic thinker who is terminally limited by that perspective."
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