Wednesday, June 25, 2008
N.T. Wright Under Fire
N.T. Wright has never been one to evade others' critical reflection. First it was some crispy and caustic reformed Christians with an endless slough of uncharitable jeremiads. Now he's taken heat, on his latest Surprised by Hope, from that wily neo-con priest Fr. Richard Neuhaus (here's the article). Part of the dilemma, I fear, is the nature of Wright's Surprised By Hope which is popular and, therefore, requires simplicfication.
Also, though more comically, Bishop Wright ended up on the Colbert Report. It's clear from the video that Wright, more use to the sermon and lecture, had trouble getting in a word edgewise with Colbert's overbearing persona (find the link here).