Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

The Scandal of Particularity

My Oriel chum the Rev. Marcus Walker, who is now the Rector of St Bartholomew the Great in London, has a good piece that is both topical and universal in its application in this week’s Spectator.  He makes a number of interconnected points that are relevant and transcend denominational differences. His article be read at Don’t erase Jesus’s Jewish identity

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