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Reviews

All-rounder on the OT

All-rounder on the OT

Bible and Interpretation: The collected essays of James Barr. Volumes 1, 2, 3 by John Barton, editor

Greek under Latin influences

Greek under Latin influences

Art and the Religious Image in El Greco's Italy by Andrew R. Casper

Tracing a theme through John

Tracing a theme through John

King of the Jews: Temple theology in John's Gospel by Margaret Barker

Noticeboard: Preaching

Noticeboard: Preaching

Including Inspirational Preaching, edited by Craig Larson

Attempt to un-Herod Herod

Attempt to un-Herod Herod

The True Herod by Geza Vermes

Photo: The interior of Herod’s Temple, as pilgrims keep a festival

Photo: The interior of Herod’s Temple, as pilgrims keep a festival

Image from  Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the land of the Bible by Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey

New titles just published

Including Eager to Love: The alternative way of Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr

Imbrothery and needle worke

Imbrothery and needle worke

Nicholas Cranfield sees items from the Feller and Ashmolean collections in Oxford

Lamentable lack of British values

Lamentable lack of British values

Press: IT IS one of the great ironies of history that the criminal folly of the invasion of Iraq should have produced, 12 years on, a crisis that actually fulfils all the conditions for a just war - at the moment when the Western powers are so weakened and demoralised by their earlier, unjust war that there is really nothing they can do.

Hocus-pocus

Radio: Fry's English Delight (Radio 4, Monday of last week) offered a perfect match of content and presentation

Live and emotional

Television: GIVE the BBC a decent anniversary, and it licks its lips in expectation. Give it a centenary, and joy is unconfined. On 4 August, the anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, all the stops were pulled out, and the result was nearly seven hours of live television. 

Week ahead

15 August 2014: Our pick of the best television and radio for the coming week

Dazed and confused?

Dazed and confused?

Debating Palestine and Israel by Dan Cohn-Sherbok and Mary Grey

O unhappy band of globetrotters!

O unhappy band of globetrotters!

Making Our Connections: A spirituality of travel by Pink Dandelion

A curate’s ups and downs

A curate’s ups and downs

Casting the Net (The Dunbridge Chronicles) by Pam Rhodes

Hard clerical life in Catalonia

Hard clerical life in Catalonia

Dark Vales by by Raimon Casellas; Alan Yates, translator

Insanity in the Soviet Union

Insanity in the Soviet Union

Before and During Vladimir Sharov -  Oliver Ready, translator 

Talking up the majority’s rights

The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights by Kristina Stoeckl 

Image: Other side of Iona

Image: Other side of Iona

From Iona: The other island by Kenneth Steven and Iain Sarjeant

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