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The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ

I’ve just finished reading Philip Pullman’s new book The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. As Barry Taylor notes, it’s likely to ruffle a few feathers. But I hope any feathers are from good birds who have actually read it. Seriously – don’t judge this book without reading it. The back of the book [...]


Mashing Up Text [2] | Sola Scriptura?

In the previous post I raised the issue of reality in our reading of texts. David Shields’ latest book Reality Hunger forces the reader to think carefully about what is true, what is original and what is stolen by virtue (or otherwise, depending on your point of view) of it’s lack of referencing of other [...]


Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover, Literally | Stripping

This month’s issue of The Believer is one of the best for some time, and carries one of the most interesting book reviews I’ve read for ages. The book being reviewed is Momus’ Book of Jokes, but what makes the review so interesting is that the reviewer was given no information about the book at [...]