Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland

Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland (Publisher: The History Press Ireland £17.99) by Robin Bury “How Protestants were all but ethnically cleansed in South” This book complements work already done by previous academics, like Peter Hart, Gerard Murphy, Marcus Tanner and others. It comes from the pen of one who grew up, among that community, in the latter half

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It’s hard to find a unionist who is anti abortion, gay marriage and fully anti paramilitary

Dear Sir, In preparation for the upcoming election on 2 March the media have given a voice to the views of all those who are seeking election. They have however given little voice to the largest section of the voting populace – the non voters. Voices have been expressed in the press from individuals, and groups like Caleb, “urg(ing) evangelical

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Ian Paisley had very long history of protesting, and Orange Order may follow suit if Pope visits in 2018

Dear Sir, I was intrigued by the comments of your Religion Correspondent (B.T. 10 December). Alf McCreary stated: “People forget that Paisley led a demonstration outside Church House in Belfast when the former Moderator the Reverend Dr Ken Newell invited the then Roman Catholic Primate Cardinal Sean Brady as his personal guest at the opening night of the Presbyterian General

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Wise words that still hold true to this day

As one who has often responded critically to the comments of your religion correspondent, Alf McCreary, may I commend him for his article “Wise words of Isaac Watts … ” (Saturday Review, July 23). Alf makes a very perceptive analysis of the events of the last month and offers a truism which many people of faith would embrace. Samuel Rodigast

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The Bible and Homosexuality

What does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? (Publisher: IVP £7.99) by  Kevin DeYoung (Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan) ooOoo In this book the American pastor Kevin DeYoung offers us some clear Biblical insights into the current debate on this subject. Making the clear distinction, between same-sex attraction and same-sex activity, this book is conveniently divided into

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