Page 6, 3rd November 1972

3rd November 1972
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A Disservice To The Cause

of ecumenism A review by Cardinal Koenig T HE author, a member of an official Orthodox commission which is negotiating with a similar Anglican one, admits in his preface that......

Endowed Writers And Dead Poetry

Night by Edna O'Brien (Weidenfeld & Nicolson £2) THE blurb says: . "In this poetic and reverberating new novel, Edna O'Brien demonstrates her place in the line of magnificently......

Splendid Devotional Feast For The Eyes

T HIS is an Italian example of the books of Hours of the Virgin, produced during the late Middle Ages "for the private devotional use of wealthy lay persons." It is, like the......

Chesterton Short Stories

IN the introduction to these 13 short stories Kingsley Antis claims that Chesterton is again coming into favour. Not, he says, that he has ever been unpopular with literates......

Free-poll Marxist President

I N September 1970. for the 'first time anywhere in the world, a Marxist President was elected in a free poll. The country : Chile. The man : Salvador Allende, leader of the......

Mao And The Friendly Policy Of The Mings

The Dowager Empress: Life and Times of T'zu-Hsi, 1835-1908, by Marina Warner (Weidenfeld & Nicolson £4.25) IT is no exaggeration to say that a careful study of this book is......

A Book For Bewildered Christians

The Book of the Bible (Purnell Bancroft £2.95) CATHOLICS swear on the 1 4- 4 Bible, revere the Bible, talk about the Bible but seldom, if ever, read it. We know about Adam and......

Mixed Bag Of Expensive Essays

A House for the Truth. Critical Essays by John Wain (Macmillan £3.75) T HIS is an expensive book and I wonder who is likely to buy it. The hardpressed student, ever-watchful for......

A Complex Character Of Charm And Courage

Portrait of Soper by William Purcell (Mowbrays £3) T O many people Donald Soper, or to give him his full title, the Reverend the Lord Soper of Kingsway, is either simply a radio......