Christianity Rediscovered: An Epistle from the Masai
Vincent J Donovan. Foreword by Chris Lane.
SCM Press, 2019, 191pp, pbk
Donovan’s classic first appeared in 1978 and, rather remarkably, his main thesis remains as challenging as ever, written with simplicity and appeal. Having in the intervening years visited Tanzania a number of times, including the Masai country, the picture felt to this reviewer still more vivid. Of course, geopolitics have changed but the essential message is unaffected. Quoting an American university student in relation to that message, Donovan writes: ‘You must have the courage to go with them to a place that neither you nor they have ever been before’ (xiv).