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  • 20 Sep 2023
    Katharine J. Dell

    Read the book of Proverbs, plumb its theological depths and get wisdom!

    The book of Proverbs is not the most widely read of the biblical books, although individual proverbs are widely cited:  eg “A wise child makes a glad father, but a foolish child is a mother’s grief” (10:1) or “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (10:4) and known to […]

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  • 26 May 2020
    Gregory M. Reichberg

    Thomas Aquinas on the Book of Job: Some Lessons for a Pandemic

    Finding myself shut indoors until further notice and scouring my home library for a book that could provide solace in these trying circumstances, my eyes fell upon a work by Thomas Aquinas: Literal Exposition on Job. As you will recall, Job is the biblical patriarch who, despite being a manifestly good man, suffered a dramatic […]

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  • 20 Jul 2017
    Denis Alexander

    Science and Religion – the View Both Ways

    “This is a ‘both-and’ book. Those who prefer confrontational ‘either-or’ discourse should look elsewhere”. This is how I conclude the Introduction of my recently published CUP book Genes, Determinism and God. The comment is leveled against those wishing to portray human personhood using either-or dichotomous language – such as nature/nurture or genes/environment – in the […]

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  • 2 Nov 2016
    Ruth Tatlow

    Bach and compositional numbers

    It was during my undergraduate years in the 1980s that I stumbled across numbers in music. It was fashionable at the time to ridicule anything that smacked of number symbolism, and I joined the fun. However, the analyst in me decided that a rational destruction of the evidence could have a more lasting effect than […]

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  • 26 Aug 2013
    Portrait of philosopher Avicenna
    Peter Adamson

    Avicenna – the most important medieval philosopher

    Why was the philosopher Avicenna so influential? Peter Adamson considers this in light of of his new edited volume Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essays', published in July 2013.

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