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Bible's Buried Secrets: A personal review E-mail
Written by Dr Jeremy Corley   
Monday, 11 April 2011 13:07

This review covers the three interesting and well-produced programmes in the BBC2 series on the Bible’s Buried Secrets (15th, 22nd, and 29th March 2011). The first programme dealt with King David, the second with monotheism, and the third with the Garden of Eden. All three programmes were presented by the respected Exeter University biblical scholar, Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou. She helpfully included interviews with scholars of diverse views, both for and against her point of view. Overall the programmes offered new historical angles on the biblical stories, but it is not always clear that they captured their “real meaning.”

Scripture Bulletin Archive E-mail
Written by Editor   
Thursday, 24 March 2011 08:27

We are delighted to announce that a complete archive of back issues of Scripture Bulletin (1969-2009) is now available on the CBA website. We are grateful to the generosity of the Bible Society for making this digital archive possible. To access, click on 'Past Issues' in the Scripture Bulletin menu on the left of the homepage, then 'Pre-2010 Issues.'

Alternatively, you can go directly to: http://www.cbagb.org.uk/past-issues/archive

We hope that you find this a useful addition to the CBA website.


Interview with Fr Nick King SJ about his Old Testament Translation Project E-mail
Written by Ian Boxall   
Thursday, 24 June 2010 08:25


Interviewer: What led you did undertake this project?
NK: It wasn’t something I’d planned. When I came back from South Africa in 2001, I had some time on my hands, and decided to translate Mark and John for a summer school I was teaching on. I gave my translation to the class, one of whom happened to be married to a publisher! Eventually the request came: ‘How would you feel about translating the whole Bible?’ Initially I was reluctant, but after reflecting on it for a while, and a certain amount of arm-twisting, I thought: ‘Why not?’




Interview with Dom Henry Wansbrough about his New Book E-mail
Written by Ian Boxall   
Thursday, 08 April 2010 15:47

The Use and Abuse of the Bible
(T & T Clark, 2010, 209pp, ISBN 9780567 09057 7)


Interviewer: You are a biblical scholar, not a historian. What led you to embark on this subject?
Dom Henry: One of the features of the Catholic tradition is an interest in the development and use of the Bible down the ages. In the course of the development of the Bible itself texts are used and re-used, acquiring new meanings and resonances. We can’t even pinpoint a particular moment when the text may be held to be the definitive text. Is the Hebrew or the Septuagint the definitive text of the Old Testament? The same is true in the course of the history of the Church. The Bible is used and applied in different ways, and for a Catholic this too is under the inspiration of the Spirit. It can of course also be misapplied, as I would hold it has been misapplied for political purposes by the State of Israel.

Nativity Book E-mail
Written by Ian Boxall   
Friday, 12 March 2010 17:38

Recently a collection of essays was published, New Perspectives on the Nativity (T. & T. Clark, 2009). Three of the contributors are members of the British CBA (Henry Wansbrough, Ian Boxall and Nicholas King), as is the editor(Jeremy Corley). The volume includes twelve articles looking at the nativity stories from a variety of viewpoints: historical, literary,feminist, political, cinematic, poetic, liturgical, theological and inter-faith. For more details, see the attachment.


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