bible

  • 25 Dec 2010

    The King James Bible may not be the dominant cultural reference point it once was in the United States, but it still influences contemporary letters in the country, argues a new book.

  • 25 Dec 2010

    A very curious thing happened this afternoon. The Queen began her traditional Christmas Day television and radio broadcast with seven paragraphs on "the King James, or Authorised, Bible, which next year [2011] will be exactly four centuries old"... before concluding that it was all done "to build communities and create harmony, and one of the most powerful ways of doing this is through sport and games."

  • 8 Dec 2010

    Asian Christian leaders have challenged a distorted interpretation of the Genesis story about God telling humans to "subdue" the earth.

  • 25 Oct 2010
  • 13 Oct 2010

    Faith groups in Malawi have condemned the tearing up of Bibles by people at Mangochi, a predominantly Muslim district in the country's south.

  • 16 Sep 2010

    The issue of book burning raised recently by a small church in Florida with its threats against the Qur'an touches sensitivities which are deeply felt by both religious and secular apprehensions, says Professor Chaiwat Satha-Anand. Unless we have the emotional and intellectual intelligence to understand what is at stake in this, we risk further fuelling deadly conflicts.

  • 10 Sep 2010

    Eminent theologian and long-time Harvard Divinity School professor Harvey Cox will give the Massachusetts Bible Society's 2010 Harrell F. Beck Lecture Series entitled "Coming to Grips with the Bible".

  • 10 Sep 2010

    Every religion has their bad apples; entire orchards can become diseased, says Massachusetts Bible Society chief executive Anne Robertson. That's why we need to encourage and discover faithful living. As for the Islamic Cultural Center near Ground Zero, this will be a test of living together, she suggests.

  • 10 Sep 2010

    The Massachusetts Bible Society says it plans to stand against hate and give away two copies of the Qur'an for every one Christian extremists burn.

  • 2 Aug 2010

    Anglican Archbishop Nicholas Okoh and his allies claim to speak for "Bible-believing" Christians or those seeking to defend the cultures of Africa, Asia and Latin America from malign western influences, says Savi Hensman. Yet neither claim holds water.