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It was good to see Dr Rowan Williams back in his element yesterday (4 November 2013), giving the first of his six Gifford Lectures on 'Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language'.
Noted scholar and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is delivering six lectures as part of the prestigious University of Edinburgh Gifford Lecture series this month. The first was last night and the second is tonight (5 November 2013).
Scotland is getting it wrong. This is the bold assertion of Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish, a passionate polemic on Scottish culture, society and politics (including key issues like land reform) by award-winning journalist Lesley Riddoch.
Fifteen years ago, 'faith' was seen as a virtually spent subject in the public realm, certainly in the view of its many 'cultured despisers'.
That's an interesting and tantalisingly ambiguous question. Are we talking about the appearance of beliefs in an increasingly multi-platform world, the question of belief or otherwise in media values and performance, or some combination of the two?
Religion and the News is the title of a book published at the end of last year (2012), co-edited by Professor Jolyon Mitchell, who is taking part in tonight's 'Faith and the Media' conversation at St John's Church, Edinburgh, 6-7.30pm, as part of Just Festival.
Religion is a 'hot topic' one way or another. Some love it, some loathe it, many go meh... but you can't ignore the diverse belief mix that now makes up a modern plural society.