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New boy on the strip — the manga Jesus

God is not a stranger to the comic book. Ross Lawhead looks at the latest manifestation, and the history that led up to it

Somewhere on this planet a man is diligently translating the Bible into Klingon. It is, perhaps, an extreme example, but it shows the way that the Bible is reworked, updated, and colloquialised in formats such as The Message, The Tabloid Bible, and The Street Bible.

Last month saw another turn of the wheel with publication of The Manga Bible: NT — Raw, proclaimed by Hodder & Stoughton as “the first ever manga adaptation of the Bible to be ...

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London and Home Counties

Diocese of Oxford Archdeaconry of Berkshire - Deanery of Newbury The Bishop of Reading seeks to appoint a VICAR for St. Mary the Virgin, Greenham Greenham is a single parish benefice on the sou...  Read More

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Finding a way, with words

Finding a way, with words

The writer Anne Lamott appears for the first time at the Greenbelt Festival next week. Her confessional books interweave faith, literature, pain, and humour. She talks to Jo Browning Wroe  Subscribe to read more

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A radical and necessary move for democracy

On the anniversary of the Chartists' attending church, Steve Parish examines their demands, and asks what has changed  Subscribe to read more

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