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22 September 2023

This week’s selection: Jonathan Sacks’s writings and speeches, Victorian views of the afterlife, and the emergence of eucharist and agape

The Power of Ideas: Words of faith and wisdom by Jonathan Sacks (Hodder & Stoughton, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-1-399-80002-0). New in paperback

“Commemorating the first anniversary of his death, this volume brings together a compelling selection of Jonathan Sacks’s BBC Radio Thought for the Day broadcasts, Credo columns from The Times, and a range of articles published in the world’s most respected newspapers, along with his House of Lords speeches and keynote lectures.” 

Breathers of an Ampler Day: Victorian views of heaven
by Ian Bradley (Sacristy Press, £14.99 (£13.49); 978-1-78959-291-7).

“As death comes out of the closet in contemporary society, this book presents the views on heaven and the afterlife of a number of well-known Victorians, and others not so well known, in the belief that they may help us today.”

Breaking Bread: The emergence of eucharist and agape in early Christian communities
by Alistair C. Stewart (Eerdmans, £39.99 (£35.99); 978-0-8028-8302-5).

“In Breaking Bread, Alistair C. Stewart cuts through scholarly confusion about early Christian eating. Stewart pinpoints the split in agape and eucharist to the shift in celebrating the eucharist on Sunday morning, leading to the inception of agape as an evening meal.” 

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