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The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk review – a magical mystic tour
The Nobel prize winner’s intriguing account of Jacob Frank, an 18th-century Jewish religious thinker hailed as the Messiah

Anthony Cummins

21, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Charlotte Wood: as a child the Church gave me the gift of boredom – and a rich inner life
This Friday one of Australia’s best known novelists joins Guardian Australia features editor Lucy Clark – and you – to discuss her new book, The Luminous Solution

Charlotte Wood

13, Oct, 2021 @3:46 AM

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They by Sarfraz Manzoor review – rarely heard voices of Muslim Britain
A commendable inquiry into why people are the way they are becomes confused by the fact that … it’s complicated

Nesrine Malik

01, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Reverend Richard Coles: ‘A collapsing ancien régime is like Disneyland to me’
The vicar, journalist and former pop star on Lampedusa’s Leopard, the trials of a trilogy – and why Raymond Blanc makes him laugh

Richard Coles

04, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Chosen by Giles Fraser review – confessions of a priest
In this absorbing memoir-cum-history of the rift between Judaism and Christianity, the former canon of St Paul’s reveals how exploring his Jewish roots saved him from depression

Richard Harries

18, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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I tried to quit the Catholic church, but the Catholic church wouldn't quit me. Now what? | Monica Dux
Excommunication is harder than it seems. But if you don’t go to church, does it matter if the church still thinks you’re part of the flock?

Monica Dux

06, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Names of the Women by Jeet Thayil review – Bible stories reclaimed
This fascinating but patchy novel explores female characters in the New Testament who have been marginalised and misrepresented by history

Marcel Theroux

24, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Believer by Sarah Krasnostein review – the faces of faith, from religion to UFOs
The new work by the author of The Trauma Cleaner is a complex, affirming and deeply humanist project, though at times uneven

Fiona Wright

18, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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War and peace both need art funding | Brief letters
Test and trace | Art | Signs of spring | Lecterns | Twins


12, Mar, 2021 @4:32 PM

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The Godless Gospel by Julian Baggini review – Jesus as a moral teacher
Christ without the supernatural ... reflections on a divisive preacher who speaks to our times but was no personal therapist

Terry Eagleton

06, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Let Us Dream by Pope Francis review – the holy father of fraternity
In reflections written during lockdown, the pontiff adds his weight to a growing group of people seeking a return to community-minded values

Julian Coman

29, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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James Dunn obituary
Other lives: Scholar who taught and wrote with authority on almost every aspect of the New Testament

Meta Dunn

09, Sep, 2020 @4:40 PM

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