Just a Few Other Gospels by Terry Mattingly

Just a Few Other Gospels

Mansions of the Spirit: The Gospel in a Multi-Faith World
by Michael Ingham
Toronto, Ontario: Anglican Book Centre
(167 pages; $18.95, paper)

reviewed by Terry Mattingly

The first Parliament of World Religions brought 400 clerics and scholars to Chicago in 1893 and marked the birth of the modern interfaith movement. It also provides a pivotal scene in Mansions of the Spirit, a laity-level work of popular theology by Anglican Bishop Michael Ingham of Canada’s Diocese of New Westminster.

As Ingham tells the tale, the good guy is clearly Swami Vivekananda of Calcutta. The bad guy is the archbis . . .