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Wright : Yeah, of course I feel hopeful. Lesslie Newbigin, does that name mean anything to you? He was a Presbyterian who went out to India as a missionary.
If we put our faith only in a Western Enlightenment version of the spread of Christianity, how foolish would we be? Wright : Who knows? You know, God is the God of surprises. New things can happen; new things should happen. But there are more Anglicans in church in Nigeria on a Sunday than in the whole of Britain and America put together. Green : If you were talking to a young person who feels anguish about what Christianity has come to mean in America, what would you say to him or her?
You jolly well say it every day, because you will need to. The trouble is that the Church is far too good at hoping that everyone else will be asking for forgiveness for their trespasses. Self-critique is part of the Gospel. And where the Church forgets that—oh boy, things go badly wrong. Green : In the United States, a lot of people would say that religion has a major role in politics.
Is that a good thing? Wright : The thing is, the New Testament is a wonderfully, gloriously rich political book. Read the Book of Acts. Paul and the others are always telling the magistrates they are getting things wrong. I love that. And in his name we are holding you to account for what you know perfectly well you ought to be doing. Wright : Possibly. We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. Skip to content. Sign in Subscribe.