When Enoch Powell published "No Easy Answers" in 1973 it was widely discussed and prompted a broad range of comment. "Wrestling with the Angel" is a true sequel to "No Easy Answers" in that it, too, is a collection of articles, sermons and dialogues, and because the thinking and writing in the present book have a real sense of going on from where the previous book left off. Powell remarks in his introduction that although he is aware that the impression of movement can be deceptive, he is sure that he has moved on: 'The principal change that I believe I notice is that words of the Gospel which previously I took as given starting-points for comparison or contrast with conventional morality or conventional Christianity now present themselves to me in a more and more mysterious guise, as if they themselves were rather the end-products of processes or chains of events of which I can as yet form only a dim conception.' Here he makes out his case for patriotism; gives a clear statement of what he believes and why; discusses questions of immortality and the second coming. He brings his considerable scholarship to bear on various aspects of the Bible which he feels we should look at afresh, and spends some time on the synoptic Gospels - a subject which holds particular fascination for him.