500th anniversary of one of the most momentous dates in the last millennium reduced to a mere matter of ‘Faith and ethics’ As predicted yesterday, the BBC Online is showing no indication of doing anything of note to commemorate the 500th anniversary of one of the most important events in European, and indeed world, history.
Month: October 2017
One day to go until the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses, and no sign of anything Reformationy on BBC home page… I shared recently my letter to the BBC challenging them to be consistent in their selection of editorial content for the BBC home page, and their very nice, if non-committal reply. According to
Dr Janina Ramirez presents informative programme on Tyndale’s New Testament, Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer, and Foxe’s Book of Martyrs that is unashamed of explaining the issues of the day Last night I had my annual TV catch-up and managed to watch BBC Four’s ‘England’s Reformation: Three Books That Changed a Nation,’ presented by Janina
Explosive new discovery threatens to rewrite conspiracy theorists’ view of early Christianity Yes, the title is facetious. The writings of the North African presbyter Tertullian, which I am going to share below, have been known about ever since they were written at the beginning of the third century A.D. (around A.D. 210). They haven’t been
31st October 2017 will be the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, one of the most important events in European and indeed world history. But will the BBC give this important anniversary due prominence on its home page? It was on 31st October 1517 that Martin Luther famously posted his ’95 Theses’ onto
Polycarp was the leader (bishop) of the fledgling Christian church in the city of Smyrna in Asia Minor, and one of the earliest church leaders after the last of the apostles, John, died. We still possess one letter written by him, as well as a contemporary account of his martyrdom for the name of Jesus.
I here present the third and final part in my short series, furnishing the reader with some evidence in support of the authenticity of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, from the writings of early Christian theologians. This, and my previous posts (#1, #2) in the series, are following on from an article recently published in the Telegraph
The author and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg recently commented that schools should be teaching the Bible to children. But the Guardian’s Andrew Brown asked, “Is it too graphic?” Bragg’s comments came in a talk he gave at the Henley Literary Festival on William Tyndale, the man who was martyred in 1536 for translating the Bible into
I here present the second part in my short series of posts, furnishing the reader with some evidence in support of the authenticity of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, from the writings of early Christian theologians. This, and my preceding post in the series, are following on from an article recently published in the Telegraph which highlighted
On Tuesday BBC Two opened this month’s inevitable series of programmes on the Reformation with a very fair and informative history of the Reformation by David Starkey. Entitled “Reformation: Europe’s Holy War,” the programme recounted the early history of the Reformation — beginning with an obscure German friar named Martin Luther who rose to fame