John Barton considers two reflections on the value of the scriptures
Henry Wansbrough considers an NT scholar’s thoughts
Michael Wheeler on a misguided attempt to lighten a heavy topic
John Arnold considers a learned and brave victim of the KGB
John Rogerson on an approach to scripture through conversation
SEEKING to build a bridge between academic biblical scholarship and the faith of the RC Church in particular, Francis Moloney’s Reading the New Testament in the Church: A primer for pastors, religious educators and believers has chapters on the challenge of scripture in the Catholic tradition,...
The Beauty and the Horror: Searching for God in a suffering world by Richard Harries (SPCK, £19.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £17.99); 978-0-281-07693-2).
The Day the Revolution Began: Rethinking the meaning of Jesus’s crucifixion by Tom Wright (SPCK, £19.99 (Church Times...
Medieval needlework by English hands impresses Nicholas Cranfield at the V&A
Stephen Brown sees the latest film version of a Dan Brown novel
IT IS difficult to write about the great bell-ringing row at York Minster. There are things that we don’t know, and there are other things we might know but cannot print for legal reasons. Between them, it would seem safest to say nothing
HAS God been airbrushed out of the story?
SO OFTEN, nowadays, are we reminded of forgotten histories, that we are prone to forget what we already knew. Britain’s Black Past (Radio 4, weekdays) has presented us with profiles of late-18th- and early-19th-century characters whose ethnicity and careers apparently force us to reconfigure our views of British history
HIGHLIGHT: Believing in Beauty The Revd Kate Bottley assesses physical appearance and its impact on spiritual well-being.Tuesday 10pm, Radio 2
TELEVISION: Friday 7pm-2am (C4) Stand Up to Cancer TV, film, music, sport, and comedy celebrities join for an evening of fund-raising for SU2C.Sunday 4.15p...
ESSAYS by Martin Warner, Emma Forward, and Colin Podmore on the place of traditional Catholics in the C of E in the era of women bishops, on feminism, and on Catholic contributions to the theological debate 2004-06
Christopher Hill reads a traditionalist’s case for a male priesthood
Malcolm Evans looks at large claims for the legal profession
John Saxbee reads an introduction to Peter Sloterdijk, and his ideas about religion
Edward Dowler takes issue with some of the charges against an Augustinian idea
William Whyte on the benign influence of the Christian faith
Christopher Landau finds a topical survey uneven in quality
A stronger sense of a dialogue would help, says Anne Holmes