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Tagged with Scottish Episcopal Church

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 […]

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 […]