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The Faith of a Polymath and other matters

Sir: Just as Paul Monk read Roberto Mangabeira Unger’s The Religion of the Future word for word, so did I read Mr Monk’s analysis of the book (December 2015) word for word—twice; and, at the end of even the second reading, I was no wiser and no better informed. Mr Monk tells us that Unger is a polymath, which means, I suppose, that he is terribly clever; so clever, in fact, that his book is, surely, one exclusively for the new Gnostics. If one so versed as Mr Monk in critical thinking skills struggled with the opacity of the gospel…

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