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CONTENTS 29 JANUARY 2011 COLUMNS


5 CATHERINE PEPINSTER ‘Muslims have unsettled the consensus that religious adherence belongs in the past’


12 PETER STANFORD ‘After women and gays, what happens if Clarkson decides to target the God-fearing?’


13 LISTEN TO THE WORD 14 PARISH PRACTICE 15 NOTEBOOK 16 LETTERS 17 THE LIVING SPIRIT 18 PUZZLES


BOOKS


19 CHRISTOPHER HOWSE Catherine of Aragon: Henry’s Spanish Queen Giles Tremlett


GAVIN D’COSTA Good and Bad Religion


Peter Vardy


DAVID JEFFREYS Dark Matter: a ghost story Michelle Paver


ARTS


23 FEATURE Mark Lawson Twelfth Night


TELEVISION John Morrish Justice: A Citizen’s Guide to the 21st Century


RADIO D.J. Taylor


Robinson Crusoe: Rescued Again


CINEMA Francine Stock Biutiful, Hereafter


OPERA Robert Thicknesse


Il Barbiere di Siviglia COVER ILLUSTRATION: JON BERKELEY 29 January 2011 | THE TABLET | 3


27 THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD Pope’s comments on violence prompt Muslim dialogue partner to halt talks


31 LETTER FROM ROME


32 NEWS FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND Ordinariate could share Anglican churches


9 Poor commitments Deidre Mullan The traditional religious vow of poverty should be updated to a vow of sustainability, says a leading nun at the United Nations


11 Seize the day of the Big Society Paul Donovan Faith groups are being urged to embrace ‘people power’, which came under scrutiny at a church conference last week


4 Putting a price on damaged lives Christopher Lamb and Sam Adams The steady stream of court cases relating to clerical sex abuse has brought a new breed of specialist lawyer to our shores


6 If the world is to be fed … Tim Aldred In 40 years’ time the only way to ensure that the billion who face starvation can eat is for the developed nations to cut back


8 Muck in with the rest of the family Peter Cornwell A Catholic priest who was once an Anglican argues that ‘semi- detached’ groups such as the ordinariate can damage Christian unity


FEATURES


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