The Chambers Dictionary of Beliefs and Religions

The Chambers Dictionary of Beliefs and Religions

Ed: Mark Vernon Chambers, hb, £30.00 This magisterial work is a treasure trove of belief and practice. Mark Vernon, a former Church of England priest, has put together a massive tome of nearly 700 pages that outlines beliefs and ideas ranging from Kabbalah to Calvinism. Alongside the 3,200 entries, there are special sections on ‘hot […]

This week’s religious books reviewed

This week’s religious books reviewed

The New Shape of World Christianity Mark A Noll IVP, hb, £15.00 Numerous studies have appeared examining the link between the British Empire and the expansion of the church. Less has been written, at least by church historians, on the link between American power and the spread of Christianity, particularly in its evangelical form. Has […]

The Invention of the Jewish Nation reviewed

The Invention of the Jewish Nation reviewed

The Invention of the Jewish Nation, Schlomo Sand Verso, hb, £20.00 In the later years of the 19th century a pseudo-science of race flourished in many parts of Europe. It upheld the idea of the nation as an ethnic identity, usually with certain special characteristics. By the end of the 20th century, nations were more […]

A Good Read

A Good Read

Religious Voices in Public Places Nigel Biggar and Linda Hogan (editors) OUP, hb, £65.00 Religion is back as a major force on the world stage. Reports of the death of God proved premature. But while this may be good news for the pastors of mega churches in the US or Pentecostals in Latin America or […]

Under the Rainbow

Under the Rainbow, Campbell’s brave story of her own life, is sure to be captivating to all readers. She retells the stories of her daughters Cheryl and Joy who, through life and death, taught Campbell and family and friends the importance of God in their lives. Under the Rainbow is honest and at times very […]

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