Category Archives: Radio & TV Programmes

‘Building Wonders’: Haghia Sophia

Readers in the US, a treat is coming to your TV screens this Wednesday (February 25). Providence Pictures is releasing the third installment in its Building Wonders series. The first, on the Colosseum, aired on February 11, the second on … Continue reading

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Reviews of Fetih 1453

We highlighted this new movie a few weeks ago and it caused a reasonable amount of debate in the comments section which was probably inevitable. To add to this we now have some artictic reviews which may continue the discussion! … Continue reading

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The Nicene Creed

The  Nicene Creed has been the common expression of Christian faith for over 1,600 years. Despite some disputes between the church in east and west, the Creed remains something that binds all Christians. Over this holy period of Easter when … Continue reading

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Dr Thomas Asbridge and The Crusades on BBC 2

One of the most popular articles on the blog has always been a book review by Malaise Ruthven of Thomas Asbridge’s book about the Crusades – The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land. Tonight on BBC 2 we have … Continue reading

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Mt. Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain on CBS’ “60 Minutes” this Easter Sunday

One to try and watch! Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for … Continue reading

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The Pelagian Controversy

“The last few minutes of this week’s programme revealed what had been under the surface for much of the time, which was the very opposed views on Augustine held by Martin Palmer and John Milbank. I think John Milbank, who … Continue reading

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The wonder that is Ohrid

I suppose it is a good thing to aim to be objective in life. It shows wisdom and maturity, and an ability to balance all the arguments. For me however, all objectivity vanishes when I think of Ohrid! The setting … Continue reading

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