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Tagged with Richard Holloway

All The Fun of the Fair

The world’s largest public celebration of the written word has just kicked off –  the Edinburgh International Book Festival is open from now until the end of the month, with over 700 events packed into two weeks and many of the world’s big-name authors in attendance.  Our own Eve Harvey is a regular at the […]

To Be Alive Is An Extraordinary Gift

Strong religionists… weak religionists… after religionists… which one are you?  “Religion is one of our most extraordinary creations; we can learn much about ourselves by interrogating it” believes Richard Holloway, formerly Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.  This is our last day with Richard, who must now be frantically busy being […]

Born Asking Questions

“We are capable of extraordinary cruelty”, says Richard Holloway, director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and our guest this week on Litopia Daily. “Torture has come back in our day – the things we thought had been once outlawed have now been done in the name of our nation.”  Most of us, of course, […]

Live Your Life Forwards, Understand it Backwards

“All institutions like their functionaries to put institutional loyalty as their highest value”.  So says our special guest this week, the guest director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Richard Holloway.  Originally a working class boy from the West of Scotland, Richard rose to occupy many distinguished positions.  He has been Professor of Divinity at […]