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Taking the Christianity out of Christian history

Publisher rejects entries that are “too Christian, too orthodox, too anti-secular and too anti-Muslim”


 

The editor in chief of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization claims his publisher wants to “dechristianise” it in order to make it politically correct. George Kurian says that pressure from an anti-Christian lobby convinced academic publisher, Blackwell to reject entries in the four-volume book as “too Christian, too orthodox, too anti-secular and too anti-Muslim,” and wants to delete such words as “Antichrist”, “Virgin Birth”, “Resurrection”, “Evangelism” and  “historical references to the persecution and massacres of Christians by Muslims.” Blackwell, according to Kurian, is engaging in “the most blatant form of censorship in the history of religious publishing.” Blackwell says it’s only trying to confirm that the entries “meet standards of appropriate scholarship.”

Guardian.co.uk


 
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