Monthly Archives: August 2015

John the Baptist and Ernest Renan

By ………….. I’ve been benefiting from Brian LePort’s recent posts on John the Baptist (one of my earliest interests in Jesus studies). Brian, who is writing his dissertation on a topic related to JB, points to an interesting quote from Ernest Renan.http://www.brianleport.com/personal-blog/2015/8/18/john-the-yogiAnother fascinating window into the assumptions of pre-WWII European scholarship.-anthony …read more

Is a ‘cult’ something other people belong to? The Labour party leadership contest and contested terms

By James Crossley John Woodcock (Labour and Co-operative MP for Barrow and Furness) has been active in Liz Kendall’s campaign team for the leadership of the Labour Party. Woodcock is currently chair of Progress and has written an article called ‘Cult Logic’ which has been described by the Guardian as a ‘blistering intervention’ …read more