Trushare Files  No. 116







Our cover illustration shows a detail of the Procession of the Magi by Benozzo Gozzoli, which was commissioned in 1459 to decorate the private chapel of the Medici in the Palazzo Medici-Ricardi in Florence. the Medici were enthusiastic members of a confraternity dedicated to the Magi. The most prominent of the three kings is plausibly identified as a portrait of the Byzantine Emperor John VIII Palæologus. who had been a guest of the Medici during the Council of Florence



Private Lives – Public Affairs
Robbie Low on the State and the state of the Fourth Estate

Loaded Dice
John Hunwicke on 'heads I win, tales you lose' theology

Getting into a Rut
Francis Gardom on the upside of a down

Ghostly Counsel by Andy Hawes

'Ear to the Ground'
Michael Fisher on unholy homogenisation

Dyer consequences
C. FitzSimons Allison on an unreliable witness

Drawn together by what separates us?

Holy Waters by NT

Sarum not quite rite
Andrew Starkie on a feast of assumptions

An unequal struggle by GK

South London Serendipity
Anne Gardom visits the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Patrick Henry Reardon on the Letter to the Philippians

They should be
John Lashbrooke on a new Reformation

Dear Dr Williams by Screwtape

Junia Lead Us
Stuart Seaton revisits the latest woman apostle theory

Faith of our Fathers
Arthur Middleton on Lighten our darkness

'Seasons Greetings'? by RL

Clone Ranger
Peter Mullen on the Bishop of Oxford

30 Days

The Way We Live Now
What is Europe?

Synod Insider
Gerry O'Brien says 'Opportunity knocks'

Letter from America
Michael Heidt on old ways – new hope

Letter from Australia
A tough time for secularists and liberals

Book Reviews
Anabaptists, Quakers, ecology and sacrifice

Two Altars short of a Cathedral
John Scott on the missing links

Media Watch
Sex is over for 2005: George Austin proposes an unlikely Sabbatical

FiF Update

New Directions Directory



Update on the Bishop John Richards Memorial Appeal


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