Reflection by Andrew Walker
We could say much of the intellectual formation of Lesslie of his influence by Barth and Polanyi, for example or of his achievements of recent years in teaching us to become missionaries to our own culture. But for many of us, as we search for the right words to express the essential Lesslie Newbigin, what remains freshest in our minds was Lesslie's goodness. And yet behind that old-world English courtesy lay something even deeper than mere decency or even goodness: the only appropriate word seems to be holiness.
Dr Andrew Walker is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Education at King's College, London, and former Director of Gospel and Culture.
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