bible

  • 1 May 2012

    The Voice, a new translation of the Bible, has sparked an impassioned but not always very well-informed debate about the nature of the text, observes Savi Hensman. But skilful understanding and interpretation invite open-heartedness, not close-mindedness, she suggests.

  • 12 Feb 2012

    The Japanese environmentalist who said a biblical psalm inspired his campaign linking forest and ocean has received a top UN award.

  • 8 Jan 2012

    Japanese environmentalist Shigeatsu Hatakeyama, who is up for a "Forest Hero" award from the United Nations, has been inspired by an ancient biblical text.

  • 5 Jan 2012

    "What would Jesus do?” Questions being asked by the Occupy movement are a symptom of an even wider movement to read the Bible in news ways, as the alliance of church and state breaks up, says New Testament specialist Lloyd Pietersen. He suggest three interpretative moves that have to be made to re-connection with biblical texts today.

  • 10 Dec 2011

    An emotionally and sexually intimate partnership is, for many people, a school of love, writes Savitri Hensman. This is not as romantic as it might sound: fearfulness, selfishness, rivalry and other negative traits may surface, and hard work may be needed to overcome these. Yet this can be a path to spiritual growth, which may manifest itself in small ways or through acts of heroic altruism. Such relationships, whether between opposite-sex or same-sex partners, can help to bring forth good fruit.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the world's oldest known biblical manuscripts, are now available online through a cooperative effort between the Israel Museum, where they are housed, and Google.

  • 16 Sep 2011

    In Argentina, as in many Latin American countries, September is a month to celebrate the Bible. Churches coordinate lectures, workshops and conferences for youth.

  • 12 Aug 2011

    The complete 'Handwritten Bible', created by tens of thousands of people across Britain and Northern Ireland, has gone online for the first time.

  • 6 Aug 2011

    The British Library has raised more than half of the £9 million needed to buy the C7th St Cuthbert Gospel before the purchase deadline expires in eight months.

  • 4 Jul 2011

    Tens of thousands of people across Britain and Northern Ireland have transcribed the Bible by hand in the last 12 months, as part of a Methodist project.