Dear Anvil Associates,
As we return from our holiday in Jersey I am disconcerted to find and apologise for putting the wrong date on my email to you. The correct date is of course as our programme for the year says:
WED SEPT 19TH.
The Case for Atheism proposed by Greg Atkins with Graham Stride as Responder. Continue reading
Summary Notes on HOMO DEUS. A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari 2015 written by John Baxter March 2018. 5,814 words 9 pages so worth printing off.
These notes simply seek to summarise Homo Deus as an aid to understanding the book’s challenging ideas. It is not a review for I do not here judge what he says. It is an aid not a substitute for reading the book and his equally challenging SAPIENS. Continue reading
Is Wright Wrong?
This paper examines the work of Professor N.T. Wright and suggests a different way of interpreting the resurrection of Jesus. A long paper, read the first 12 theses and if they interest you print off the other 15 pages. Continue reading
Schools and Education. Have We Got the Basics Right? Brian Garton. Wednesday, 07 February 2018. To see the paper it is here. Continue reading
ANVIL the structured discussion group. Programme for 2018 Continue reading
Yes, as some of you know for the last two years I have been working on researching and then writing up, the life story of the amazing but almost unknown soldier of Napoleon and Clockmaker of Wincanton, Alberto Bioletti. I have done this in the form of an historical novel told as if by him in the first person. My 350p work is now self-published and on Amazon. For more details see the page above on Bioletti
The Buddha and the Christ, Gautama and Yeshua Revised after comments from Ajahn Amaro Bhikkhu, abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. I have yet to receive comments from Christian friends. All errors however remain mine. 8-9-2017 Continue reading
has just sent me an interesting paper which spells out the areas that the Brexit negotiators will have to deal with. It is not often one sees them all set out, so here they are Continue reading
ANVIL Programme for 2017
This year we have again a strong programme of six challenging subjects and because we have two heavily committed outside speakers, days and dates have had to be moved to include one session on a Thursday. It should however be well worth it. Continue reading