Thatcher and the Bible: Audio Lecture

Below is a lecture given on 17th January 2014 at the University of Edinburgh. It’s on Margaret Thatcher, her use of the Bible and how a modified form Thatcher’s Bible became the Bible of English politics. The mp3 version is available in the sidebar or here.

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6 responses to “Thatcher and the Bible: Audio Lecture

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  2. The use of the Bible in oaths is relevant to this subject: focussing (or not!) the ultimate witness to someone swearing.
    Of course, the churches too with their filletted lectionaries offer a neo-liberal Bible, in which little violence or ethnic cleansing takes place and Jesus rarely gets cross and on the whole doesn’t threaten people with end-time horrors.

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