No concessions

20 March 2014 | by D.J. Taylor


How does one comprehend the revelation of the divine in the person of Jesus Christ? Is 45 minutes enough? Melvyn Bragg and his distinguished guests – professor of philo­sophical theology at Cambridge Janet Martin Soskice, Martin Palmer from the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture, and the Revd Graham Ward, Oxford’s Regius Professor of Divinity – were clearly determined to give it their best shot, and last week’s edition of In Our Time (13 March) was aflame with references to what Pliny had ­written about the early Christians in AD 115 before one could so much as say “Arian Heresy”.Lord Bragg is, of course, the sine qua non of the highbrow radio talk show, somewhat stylised now in his presentation, his murmuring intervent

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