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Podcast: Paul Vallely on Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg

17 September 2020

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On this week’s podcast, Ed Thornton talks to author and Church Times columnist Paul Vallely about his new book, Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg (Bloomsbury).

The book was reviewed in last week’s Church Times by Alan Billings, who writes:

“‘Philanthropy’”, as used by Paul Vallely, is elastic enough to range from the widow’s mite to Bill Gates’s billions, from a religious duty to a voluntary offering, from one-to-one almsgiving to the charitable foundation, with mixed motives at every point. It also ranges across time — from Aristotle to Mark Zuckerberg. It is a very big book.”

Philanthropy is available from the Church Times Bookshop for the special price of £25.

Read an extract in this week’s Church Times.

Podcast edited by Serena Long.

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