Things snowballed for a questioning visitor, says Caroline Bowder
Adam Ford reflects on faith and the brain
Fraser Dyer evaluates two contemporary spiritual prescriptions
Christopher Landau considers a call to ‘exorcise’ the Church
Peter Selby considers the Churches’ ideas on economic justice
1. Meeting God in Paul by Rowan Williams (SPCK, £8.99) (1)
2. Sensing God by Laurence Freeman (SPCK, £7.99) (-)
3. I Am With You by Kathryn Greene-McCreight (Bloomsbury, £9.99) (-)
4. Reflections for Lent (Church House Publishing, £4.99) (-)
5. Abraham by Meg Warner (SPCK, £7.99)...
Paul: The apostle’s life, letters, and thought by E. P. Sanders (SCM Press, £40 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £35); 978-0-334-05455-9).
Making Good Sense of the Bible Together, with a foreword by Paula Gooder (Bible Society, £3.99 (£3.60); 978-0-564-04427- 6).
Robin Gill on Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Nicholas Cranfield visits the Armenian exhibition in Oxford
THERE are some stories that are timeless: boy meets girl, triumph over tragedy, or simply tragedy over triumph. There are some stories that are immortal and simply cannot die, such as the revelation, fresh every year, that the Pope is Catholic
LAST week’s most frightening TV programme was The Mad World of Donald Trump (Channel 4, Tuesday of last week). Matt Frei’s account of the Republican hopeful was more appalling even than the horrors of today’s religious extremism. It was a record of the egregious folly of a free people — people who c...
IN ANY typical discourse on the physics of the universe — on the Big Bang, for instance, or multiple dimensions — there comes a moment when one gives up following the argument and resolves one’s lower jaw into the shape of a half-articulated “Wow!” In the first of The Reith Lectures (Radio 4, Tuesda...
HIGHLIGHT: How to Die: Simon’s Choice A documentary that follows the last days of Simon Binner, diagnosed with motor neurone disease, who decides to end his life at a Swiss clinic
John Saxbee considers the far-flung matter of Anglican Studies
Nick Spencer on the forgotten part played by Rome and Dublin
David Atkinson reads a discussion of desire in theological context
Miimi Ngaire (Mother 1) by the artist Richard Patrick Campbell, from the Koori cultural group Gumbaynggir, is one of the images discussed and reproduced in a paper by Marie Farrell on the Indigenous Mary, in Mary, Bearer of the Eternal Word
Sue Atkinson reflects on the violence done by men to women
Duncan Dormor finds an interview format less than helpful
The Name of God is Mercy by Pope Francis (Bluebird, £14.99 (£13.50); 978-1-5098-2493-9).
The Story of St Francis of Assisi: In twenty-eight scenes by Timothy Verdon (Paraclete Press, £15.99 (£14.40); 978-1-61261-685-8).
The I. B.Tauris History of Monasticism: The Western tradition...
Stephen Brown sees the new film about a newspaper’s investigation into abuse in the Roman Catholic Church