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Interview: Geza Vermes, biblical scholar

I first started a doctoral dis­sertation on the Dead Sea Scrolls 60 years ago, and it turned out to be the very first to be published on the Scrolls. Then, 50 years ago, I signed a contract with Penguin Books and the original 250-page, slight volume became a 700-page Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English, which took its place among the Penguin Classics in 2004. The Story of the Scrolls is really the mature reworking of those 60 years of ...

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House for Duty Priest in Charge

North West

DIOCESE OF CARLISLE Black Combe Benefice St. Michael and All Angels Bootle; St. John The Baptist Corney; St. Mary's Whitbeck; St Mary's Whicham The Bishop of Carlisle seeks to appoint a House...  Read More

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Not only dancing in the aisles

Not only dancing in the aisles

From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

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Should churchpeople resist the proposed liberalisation of Sunday trading laws?

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Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

Thu 11 Feb 16 @ 11:17
Church buildings are engaging with their localities in ever more imaginative ways https://t.co/mOnS0Ukw4M https://t.co/ivnmcH2vNj

Wed 10 Feb 16 @ 22:48
The Church Commissioners agree extra £72.7m for mission https://t.co/ujVlbPxgCV https://t.co/7LaUdu1F4L