Category: Subject

Bestial Gods

FATHER FRANK’s Bestial Gods Polytheism=bestiality. Myth and art bear it out. Had you walked by the window of the Scream Gallery in Mayfair, artist Derrick Santini’s Leda & the Swan might…well, not perhaps have made you scream but surely pulled you up short. Eeek! A passing, touchingly puritanical cop was outraged – […]

Who ate the third loaf of bread?

A man once accompanied Jesus, saying to him “I want to be with you and be your companion.” They set forth and reached the bank of a river, where they sat down to eat. They had with them three loaves. They ate two loaves, and a third remained. […]

The Triumph of Paulinism

In the current edition of the Times Literary Supplement the great British biographer A. N. Wilson reviews Tom Wright’s new book, ‘Simply Jesus, Who he was, what he did, why it matters‘. Wright, now retired as Bishop of Durham, is currently professor of New Testament studies at St Andrews University.  He has written over fifty books, […]

Was Jesus a Religious man?

‘We are so accustomed, and rightly, to make Jesus the object of religion that we become apt to forget that in our earliest records he is portrayed not as the object of religion, but as a religious man.’ The Teaching of Jesus, p. 101. These words come from the pen of the great, late New Testament scholar […]

Book Recommendation: The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament

The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament   I have read this excellent book, and though it is definitely not aimed at the average lay reader it is well worth reading if you want an advanced introduction to how and why the Biblical text has […]