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Her station keeping

Her station keeping

William Scott reads a book on, and version of, the Stabat Mater


Jew, Greek, and Englishman

Jew, Greek, and Englishman

Edward Dowler on an early-20th-century Anglican theologian

 

Scarred — and not by surgery

Scarred — and not by surgery

The pain in this book rebukes Christians, says Robin Gill


Aiming for completeness on Paul  

Aiming for completeness on Paul
 

Anthony Harvey on apostolic argument

 

Did Matthew put Peter among the tares?

John Court analyses a debatable hypothesis about the Evangelist


Both Priest and Victim

Both Priest and Victim
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Peter Forster considers atonement studies


A man of his time and milieu  

A man of his time and milieu
 

Nicholas Cranfield on a highly saleable artist

 

Float to church?

Float to church?

A solitary narrowboat moored in autumn near St Thomas’s, Goring, on the Thames. This is one of Jim Batty’s many sumptuous photos in his book Narrowboat Life: Discover life afloat on the inland waterways

Story of the Cambridge Seventy

IN 1955, scores of members of the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union entered into a longstanding Evangelical tradition when they committed themselves to overseas service with Anglican missionary societies

Island of many identities  

Island of many identities
 

The British Museum’s Sicilian exhibition is breathtaking, says Nicholas Cranfield

Mail Online displays its . . . values

Mail Online displays its . . . values

THE Mail Online holds a grisly fascination for me, as for most people in the industry. The website is almost completely distinct from the paper now. It has become the most visited newspaper site in the world by remorseless and shameless attention to what it is that bored office workers actually read

Eternal struggle

HISTORY is not what it used to be — or, at least, Shakespeare’s his­tory plays aren’t. In my youth, with their succession of usurpa­­tion, be­­heading, and murder, they were fascinating as works of drama, but they were essentially about times other than our own

Phone in on Israel

IN THE long and complex history of alliances and bust-ups in Israeli politics, the resignation recently of Moshe Yaalon as Defence Minister appears to be one of the more significant

Week ahead

HIGHLIGHT: World War One Remembered: The Battle of Jutland Live coverage of commemorations from the Orkney Islands marking the naval battle’s centenary

Atheists on to something

Atheists on to something

If Christendom is finished, what next? Keith Ward detects a crisis of confidence


Moralism’s triumph over dogmatising

Nick Spencer finds this account of the origins of unbelief essential reading

 


The Jews’ path to monotheism

The Jews’ path to monotheism

Recent scholarship is made accessible here, says John Barton


Now for some systematic editing

Now for some systematic editing

Edward Dowler finds a learned text prunable

More of a Father than a heretic?

More of a Father than a heretic?

James Carleton Paget considers a revised view of Marcion

Lessons drawn from a meteor’s trail

Lessons drawn from a meteor’s trail
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Christopher Hill on the work of Nels Ferré reconsidered


Witnesses from the Soviet era

Witnesses from the Soviet era

Xenia Dennen recalls martyrdoms behind the Iron Curtain


Top feature

The Flying Scotsman and the far-from-sporting Olympics

The Flying Scotsman and the far-from-sporting Olympics

As the world prepares for Rio, a new biography of Eric Liddell (whose story inspired Chariots of Fire) reveals that the spirit of sportsmanship was conspicuously absent from earlier Games  Subscribe to read more

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