Martin Bergmann

Controversial Anglican Minister (1959–1998)

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    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.…