Tony Benn on Revolutionary Christianity

Later in his life, Benn would assert that he was a “Christian agnostic,” unsure of the existence of God, but someone who believed in “Jesus the prophet, not Christ the King,” the historical Jesus — “the carpenter of Nazareth” — who preached social justice and egalitarianism.

This is the main text of a lecture delivered in November 1980 at Mansfield College Chapel, Oxford in which Benn looks into the revolutionary history behind Christ’s message and its relationship to socialist thought.

https://tribunemag.co.uk/2019/04/tony-benn-on-revolutionary-christianity?sfns=mo&fbclid=IwAR2hk-79Vu_9MdeCc7_7yXS27MTh0__ZAUnPMfDhDL0SHTKMH1GARHoG3xE

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Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt was born in Paignton, Devon, England in 1948.

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