‘On reflection, it is not self-evident that the best way to present the Christian Gospel, the good news, is to begin with the negative. If one begins by making a pact with the negative, so to speak, will that not color what comes after? Is there not the risk that, despite one’s best intentions, the radical good of the Gospel will be endlessly deferred? That it will never stand forth in its own right?’

‘Christ and Salvation’ in The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology, ed. by Kevin Vanhoozer (Cambridge University Press, 2003), 236.