Martin Bergmann

Controversial Anglican Minister (1959–1998)


The often viciously partisan positions his extreme views have invoked meant
that Bergmann was always surrounded by a fog of often ill-founded rumours,
a situation exacerbated by his refusal to communicate with the media. Like
one of his mentors, the Danish religious philosopher Kierkegaard, Bergmann
professed a deep hatred of the press; a contempt extending beyond mere
refusal to cooperate into occasional examples of outright violence. One—
notorious—incident last year, in which a photographer threatened a legal
case for assault, was ultimately settled out of court.…