Secular puritanism

Secular puritanism is on the rise and it is aggressive, unlike Christian puritanism.  In the wake of recent sex scandals, secular commentators are expressing their concern at the suspension of due process with trial by media, by social media and the assumption of guilty till proved innocent. ‘The new puritanism’ was discussed in the 15th-anniversary …

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The Protestant reversal

The Protestant Reformation was a revival of biblical scholarship which led to the recovery of the Gospel.  Nowadays things are not so clear. There are many documented examples of Roman Catholic clerics being ignorant of the Bible at the time of the 16th-century European Reformation, and in such an environment it was relatively easy for …

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