Comments: Tom Wright: the Monday interview

Other papers picked up this interview on Tuesday:
*Guardian* has a "news story":http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1113819,00.html and a comment piece "Bishop Tom is not radical, he's just a classic conservative":http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1113885,00.html.
The *Telegraph* also "noticed it":http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/12/30/ndurh30.xml.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Tuesday, 30 December 2003 at 10:18am GMT

Unsurprisingly, both the "Arab press":http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C28D9CD8-025C-408C-9FB5-BC5D8D0DEA58.htm and the Israeli press have picked up Tom Wright's remarks about the Palestinians. But "this report":http://www.palestinechronicle.com/story.php?sid=20031230142202744 and "this report have a picture":http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=377267&contrassID=1&subContrassID=8&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y which is not the current Bishop of Durham!

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Wednesday, 31 December 2003 at 1:00pm GMT

"There is, for example, an element of truth in Dr Wright’s observation that the refusal of the diocese of New Hampshire to compromise with the rest of the Anglican communion reflects a certain American cultural arrogance."

Yes, N.H. Episcopalians, for a year or more you prayed, and searched, and prayed some more, then made your democratic decision on the second ballot (of a man who had served you more than a quarter century), then submitted your prayerful choice to the national church as per its canons, and had your choice put to unprecedented public examination (by both church and American media), then, despite scurrilous last-minute allegations, had that choice ratified by bishops, and clergy and lay representatives (again in open democratic process), then set the date for your bishop's consecration, in due respect of Anglican tradition and apostolic succession, then suffered through unprecedented and non-canonical attempts at interference by those outside the Episcopal Church, but finally, (and despite scurrilous denunciations permitted in the ceremony itself) joyfully celebrated that consecration, and welcomed your new bishop to serve the people of God in New Hampshire.

How bloody arrogant of you.

Posted by J. Collins Fisher at Monday, 5 January 2004 at 6:14am GMT