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BBC Radio 4 Sunday Interview with Chris Watkin

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Interview with Chris Watkin

On Sunday 13th April 2008, Cambridge Paper writer Christopher Watkin was interviewed live on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme about contemporary use of the term ‘evangelical’. Listen to what he had to say in this four-minute recording.   Listen to this episode  

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By any other name? ‘Fundamentalist’ and ‘evangelical’ as terms of public discourse by Christopher Watkin

By any other name? ‘Fundamentalist’ and ‘evangelical’ as terms of public discourse by Christopher Watkin

  Summary Whatever the words ‘fundamentalist’ and ‘evangelical’ may once have meant, their current use in public discourse is largely negative, save notable references to ‘evangelical social action’. Any adequate response to this situation must include a recognition of the different historical provenances of the two terms, and an understanding of their current public usage. […]

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The abolition of the slave trade: Christian conscience and political action by John Coffey

The abolition of the slave trade: Christian conscience and political action by John Coffey

  Summary The year 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade by the British Parliament. The campaign for abolition was spearheaded by devout Christians, and it stands to this day as perhaps the finest political achievement of what would now be called faith-based activism. But who were the abolitionists, and […]

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The Counter-Reformation of Pope John Paul II by Ranald Macaulay

The Counter-Reformation of Pope John Paul II by Ranald Macaulay

  Summary The Second Vatican Council introduced dramatic changes to the Roman Catholic Church and Christians everywhere welcomed its new spirit of openness. Since then, however, it has become apparent that Pope John Paul II represents a strongly traditionalist Catholicism, as demonstrated by his active support of Opus Dei. He appears to represent two conflicting […]

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The Great Commissions by Ranald Macaulay

The Great Commissions by Ranald Macaulay

  Summary Failure properly to relate the Gospel Commission of the New Testament to the Commission of Genesis (the Creation Mandate) lies behind much of evangelicalism’s current weaknesses and internal conflicts. The New Testament, when clarifying the radical nature of the gospel, appears at times to disparage the created order within which we now live. […]

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