Archives of Reception of the Bible

Past blogging in more ways than one.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What kind of blogger are you?

In an inspired burst of pedantic and nerdish endeavour, Bishop Wrong has done us all a great service and rated all (or most) biblioblogs on a scale between "very conservative" and "very liberal". His methodology does require some thought, I reckon, but even so, there is a very clear predominance of the extremes and particularly of the very conservative. So the question is, why is this?

Oh and I come out as liberal.

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Is Ulrich Zwingli alive and well and living in Croydon?

I was reading an article about people who hate James Bond and came across this in the comments.

"Isn't the underlying silliness the key to it all? With that it portrays a day beyond our gritty ordinary lives, full of mortgages and the school run, showing us glamour, adventure, and escapism that otherwise we wouldn't have. Inherently it all has to be about entertainment, and let's face it, for all cinema verite is great, there are times when I want James Bond much more than "I am curious (yellow)". If the author is looking for a sombre, serious James Bond who is a true mirror of society then they're welcome to it."
Ulrich Zwingli, Croydon, UK

Now if Jim can tell us if the ideology and tone of this matches that of the original, we might have a real resurrection story to tell here! :)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

'Bible in Art, Music and Literature series, Centre for the Reception History of the Bible, Oxford

The Bible in Art, Music and Literature

Michaelmas Term 2008

** Important notice regarding change of venue ** The seminars will take place at Queen's this term, in Lecture Room (Back Quad 3). Please ask at the Porters Lodge for directions on how to reach the room.

Week 2 (20 Oct): Dr Cathy Oakes (University of Oxford) ‘Secreta Mea Mihi’: Some Late 16th-Century New Testament Allegorical Wall-Paintings formerly in the Old Deanery, Bristol

Week 4 (3 Nov): Dr John Walliss (Liverpool Hope University) Visions of the End: The Contours of Contemporary Evangelical Christian Rapture Films)

Week 6 (17 Nov): Dr Bernadette Nelson(Universidade Nova, Lisbon) The Word Made Flesh: Mary, Christ and Symbolism in the Sacred Music of Cristobal de Morales

Week 8 (1 Dec): Dr Hester Jones (University of Bristol) ‘Deep Calls to Deep’: David Jones and the Book of Psalms

Mondays: 5pm
Lecture Room (Back Quad 3), The Queen’s College

Convenors: Prof Chris Rowland (Queen’s) Dr Christine Joynes (Trinity)

ALL WELCOME. Refreshments provided.

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Images of Lisbon

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Images of Oslo

I went to Oslo in February. I did put one picture on-line at the time, but here are a few more from one of Oslo's parks, the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture park. Apparently, there are 192 of these, with more than 600 figures. Amazing.

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