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Has A.N. Wilson reached the last port of call on the tempestuous sea of faith?

Jonathan Aitken finds his guide to the Bible a noble endeavour and full of passion, despite a maddening mythical interlocutor

11 July 2015

9:00 AM

11 July 2015

9:00 AM

The Book of the People: How to Read the Bible A.N. Wilson

Atlantic Books, pp.256, £17.99, ISBN: 9781848879591

A.N. Wilson has had a tempestuous journey on the sea of faith. His first port of call was St Stephen’s House, in Oxford, the Anglo-Catholic seminary where he trained for ordination in the Church of England. He jumped ship at the end of his first year and travelled to the wilder shores of atheism, writing the polemical pamphlet Against Religion: Why We Should Try To Live Without It.

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Available from the Spectator Bookshop, £15.99 Tel: 08430 600033. Jonathan Aitken is a former Conservative MP; his books include Prayers for People Under Pressure.

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