Michael Bourdeaux on the injustice done to
Mike Starkey looks at two books with an apologetic tendency
SPCK has published in one volume all ARCIC II’s five Agreed Statements: Looking Towards a Church Fully Reconciled: The Final Report of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission 1983-2005 (ARCIC II), edited by Adelbert Denaux, Nicholas Sagovsky, and Charles Sherlock (£14.99 (£13.50); 978-...
STEVE BRUCE has edited a new edition of a classic work of sociology by the late Bryan R. Wilson from 1966 (originally published by C. A. Watts, and praised as “a model for the sociology of religion”): Religion in Secular Society: Fifty years on
Colin Podmore on part of an answer
Christopher Hall reads about the founders of a Christian ashram
POPE FRANCIS’s green encyclical, Laudato Sì: On care for our common home, has been published with a commentary by Sean McDonagh
Roger Hiorns’s show prompts Jonathan Evens to look back at a rare attempt to draw on the liturgical in contemporary art
THE cultural distance between traditional Christianity and the contemporary media landscape occasionally jumps into my face as if I had trodden on a rake
EPISCOPAL ministry is clearly enhanced when your bishop begins each day with an invigorating swim; but it is obviously a bonus if that means, rather than shivering at the local municipal baths, plunging instead into the warm clear waters of the Caribbean
THE post-Christmas season has, for centuries, been a topsy-turvy time. The Roman Saturnalia, the tradition of boy bishops in medieval cathedrals, and lords of misrule in Renaissance courts — all enacted a conceit in which the world was temporarily turned upside down
HIGHLIGHT: Revisiting the 14-Day Rule For more than 25 years it has been illegal in the UK to carry out research on human embryos beyond 14 days. Matthew Hill looks at the rule in the light of recent scientific developments.Tuesday 11am, Radio 4
TELEVISION:Sunday 4.30pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise A lo...
John Saxbee reviews two very different New Testament studies
John Court considers the theory of a ‘high human’ view of Jesus
A knitted donkey is proud to be in the crib after staying with the other figures at children’s houses during Advent, in Rebecca Abrey’s charming The Knitted Donkey (£6 (plus £1.50 p&p) from the Vicarage, Church Road, Chadlington, Oxon
David Martin on the church-growth thing
Fiona Hook reads two crime mysteries with satisfying conclusions
Bothwell Parish Church, now dominated by its nave and crossing tower by Scott & Wilson, 1831-33, and later restoration, was “Probably the most important of Lanarkshire’s pre-Reformation churches” and is “the most significant of its surviving medieval ecclesiastical monuments”
MARTYN and Esther Whittock’s Christ: The first 2000 years is a guide to how Jesus has been perceived by different groups of people during the Christian era
THE Gift of Years: Bible reflections for older people: January-April 2017 (Tricia Williams, editor) has contributions from David Winter, Jennifer Bute, Lin Ball, Russ Parker, and Debbie Thrower (BRF, £4.99 (£4.50); 978-0-85746-514-6)
Churches of the Church of England by Janet Gough (Scala, £12.95 (£11.70); 978-1-78551-061-8).
Miniature Baptismal Fonts by Julian Wheeler (Fircone Books, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-1-907700-08-8).
In a Glass Darkly: The Bible, reflection and everyday life by Zoe Bennett and Christopher...