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Podcast: Michael Coren on The Rebel Christ

08 December 2022

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This week, the Revd Michael Coren is interviewed about his book The Rebel Christ.

The book is is published in the UK by Canterbury Press and is available to buy from the Church Times Bookshop for the discounted price of £10.39.

Michael is a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada, a contributing columnist for the Toronto Star, and the author of more than 18 books. He also writes regularly for publications such as the Globe and MailThe New Statesman, and the Church Times.

Once a high-profile figure in conservative Roman Catholicism in Canada, about a decade ago Michael changed his mind on issues such as same-sex marriage and embraced a more progressive form of Christian faith. It cost him his lucrative broadcasting career and made him the target of vitriol, but he says he found freedom in the radical and progressive nature of the gospel.

The Rebel Christ starts with the question: “Why is it that the purest, most supremely liberating philosophy and theology in all of history is now seen by so many people around the world as intolerant, legalistic, and even irrelevant religion embraced only by the gullible, the foolish, and the judgmental?”

Interview by Ed Thornton.


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