John Inge considers essays on current ethical discussions
Rachel Giles reviews a book that moves a spiritual practice on
Anthony McRoy looks at the acts and motives of the Crusading era
Jeremy Crossley on a conversation about the Good News
Robin Gill considers a theory about gender
Anthony Phillips reads a reflection on wine
Nicolas Goulding on an ingenious mystery
AMONG recent booklets from Grove Books is EV114 Hosting Mary and Joseph: Posada: An Advent experience for your community, by Jacqui Horton and Susanna Gunner, in the Evangelism series. The authors, a Methodist and an Anglican, explain the tradition of bringing figures of the Holy Family into the pub...
The Seeds of Heaven: Preaching the Gospel of Matthew by Barbara Brown Taylor (Canterbury Press, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-84825-854-9).
Jail Bird: The inside story of the Glam Vicar by Sharon Grenham-Thompson (Lion, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-7459-6877-3).
A Splendid Wickedness and Other...
Roderic Dunnett hears works old and new at the Three Choirs
HOWEVER hard the Religious Right in the United States tries, it is difficult to make Donald Trump — the man who has been known to refer to taking communion as “having my little cracker” — bear even the appearance of a man of faith
IT WOULD have made a splendid TV comedy programme — except that it was real life, with real consequences. The almost unbelievable events of the referendum campaign and its aftermath contradicted the idea that politics is boring
ON AN occasion which is usually fuelled by the most indulgent and hyperbolic rhetoric, David McCullough’s graduation speech to the Class of 2012 at a Boston high school must have seemed especially bracing: “You are not special. You are not exceptional"
HIGHLIGHT: What Point Prison? The Debate In front of an invited audience in Nottingham, Stephen Sackur chairs a debate about the role of prison in the 21st century.
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TELEVISION: Sunday 4.25pm (BBC2) Songs of Praise Robert Beckford reports on the Notting Hill Carnival&rsq...
Geoffrey Rowell on the man Manning pipped to Westminster and a cardinal’s hat
Xenia Dennen reads a study of Fr Men
Michael Bourdeaux is surprised by early Soviet repertoire
One of the icons by Ruta and Kaspars Poikans which add a new dimension to praying with 20 Gospel passages in Stephen J. Binz’s Transformed by God’s Word: Discovering the power of Lectio and Visio Divina (Ave Maria Press, £11.99)
John Binns considers early developments in Marian thinking
Jeremy Morris looks at the contested part played by the arts
Andrew Moughtin-Mumby on memoirs from an ecumenist