Culture and Review

  • 2 Nov 2011

    A review of a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, submitted to the University of Exeter by Peter John Dominy

  • 30 Oct 2011

    Do the managers at St Paul's Cathedral have the stomach to engage in the real world at the crest of a tidal race between people, money and power? asks Bishop Alan Wilson. Or are they just overgrown public schoolboys playing indoor games in their own self-important Tourist Disneyland?

  • 1 Oct 2011

    Marriage. What’s it all about, then? In a sermon marking the wedding of two established friends of Ekklesia, Simon Barrow looks at the spiritual and social embeddedness which means that, in Bonhoeffer's words, “It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.”

  • 27 Sep 2011

    The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the world's oldest known biblical manuscripts, are now available online through a cooperative effort between the Israel Museum, where they are housed, and Google.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    A unique and ambitious web-based theological resource has been launched in Geneva by the World Council of Churches and Globethics.net. It aims to redress a global imbalance of access to research materials in theology and related disciplines.

  • 21 Sep 2011

    The issue about creationism in schools is part of a wider set of misleadingly contructed arguments about religion and science, says Bob Carling. But ‘culture wars’ are often played out often by ignoring (or unfairly vilifying) those who take seriously the religious aspects of being human (and thus are theistic or agnostic) and who on the other hand take seriously the scientific evidence for evolution.

  • 17 Sep 2011

    In Argentina, as in many Latin American countries, September is a month to celebrate the Bible. Churches coordinate lectures, workshops and conferences for youth.

  • 5 Sep 2011

    Dr Kamal Salibi, a renowned academic and historian, died suddenly in Beirut this week. Harry Hagopian reflects on his significance not just for his home country, but for the Arab world as a whole and for all concerned for the social, intellectual, religious and political culture of the Middle East.

  • 2 Sep 2011

    Why it is that so few ‘secular’ scholars engage meaningfully with ‘religion’, wonders Michael Marten. Or to put it another way: why is it that so many religion scholars depend upon and practice disciplinary heterogeneity, whereas many of the scholars they use do not appear to engage substantially with what they write?

  • 22 Aug 2011

    Two top performers coming to Edinburgh are convinced that music can play a significant role in awakening the human spirit and bringing a longing for harmony and peace in a troubled world, writes Mary Anson.