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Excess and acceptance

Excess and acceptance

PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, Spain’s celebrated contemporary filmmaker, covers subjects such as child abuse within the Church (Bad Education, 2004) and science’s dangerous tendencies to play God (The Skin I Live In, 2011). Time and again, he

All Things Made New by Diarmaid MacCulloch

All Things Made New by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Nicholas Orme praises essays that return to the leading names

Dispelling the Darkness by Donald S. Lopez and Thupten Jinpa

Dispelling the Darkness by Donald S. Lopez and Thupten Jinpa

John Arnold considers the legacy of a failed Jesuit missionary

Penny Lane and All That by Ann Carlton

Penny Lane and All That by Ann Carlton

Pat Ashworth enjoys a churchwarden’s daughter’s memoirs

A Church of the Poor by Clemens Sedmak

A Church of the Poor by Clemens Sedmak

Peter Selby on Pope Francis’s project of church reorientation

Singing God’s Psalms by Fred R. Anderson

Singing God’s Psalms by Fred R. Anderson

Richard Greatrex puts a new metrical Psalter through its paces

Of Human Telling by Tanya van Hasselt

Of Human Telling by Tanya van Hasselt

Peggy Woodford reads a novel with a bewildering array of characters

Fierce Imaginings by Rachel Mann

Fierce Imaginings by Rachel Mann

Nigel McCulloch reads deep insights into Remembrance

The Redacted Sherlock Holmes by Orlando Pearson

The Redacted Sherlock Holmes by Orlando Pearson

Fiona Hook finds there is mileage even yet in Sherlock Holmes

New translation of Krylov

New translation of Krylov

KRYLOV’s often wry and sardonic fables, dating from the period 1809, when he was 40, until his death in 1844, are less well known to English readers than Aesop’s or La Fontaine’s, but in his native Russia they are considered classics, though he

New titles just published

New titles just published

What quantum physics says about faith, Bonhoeffer's reflections on Scripture, using the Psalms in times of pain, the riches of the Old Testament for today, and finding God in the evolution of the mind all feature in the latest books just published

Premières for Passiontide

Premières for Passiontide

William Dundas hears two new compositions in Amsterdam

Lessons in Schütz    

Lessons in Schütz
 
 

Roderic Dunnett on a superb performance of Passion music

Tales of romance and revenge  

Tales of romance and revenge
 

Stephen Brown sees current film releases

When journalists do a bit of digging

When journalists do a bit of digging

TWO contrasting examples of stories that were actually chiselled out by a journalist instead of arriving in a PR handout: as a result, they managed to get people talking

Eye on the world

Eye on the world

WERE we seeing, despite its title, a God’s-eye view of his creation? Man-Made Planet: Earth from space (Channel 4, Saturday) offered us a series of remarkable images of how our planet looks from space

Bring out your dead

Bring out your dead

THE Christian Church, in its colonisation of the globe, has never had a problem with cultural re­­cycling. Do not waste that old pagan oak tree: you can build a good, solid altar with all that wood

Week ahead

Week ahead

HIGHLIGHT: Free Thinking As part of Radio 3’s Breaking Free series Martin Luther’s Rev­olution, various presenters, including Diarmaid MacCulloch and Islam Issa, explore how the Reformation changed lives.

A Question of Worth by Christopher Steed

A Question of Worth by Christopher Steed

Bernice Martin on the danger of economists with political blinkers

Glories of Chester

Glories of Chester

St George and the dragon, carved in pale oak in the reredos of the Chapel of St George (the chapel of the 22nd Cheshire Regiment) in Chester Cathedral, to a design by Giles Gilbert Scott, whose grandfather restored the cathedral

Notice board: the English Church

Notice board: the English Church

LADY ANNE BACON’s English translation of Bishop John Jewel’s Apologia Ecclesiae Anglicanae has long been out of print. Patricia Demers now provides an annotated edition, with introduction

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The runaway nun of the Reformation

The runaway nun of the Reformation

In a talk to be broadcast next week on Radio 3, Charlotte Woodford explores the life of Martin Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora  Subscribe to read more

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