I’m reading Meredith Lake’s fascinating ‘cultural history’ The Bible In Australia. I can’t recall ever encountering the word ‘colporteur’ before, but Lake in referring to the activity of agents of a variety of societies that were dedicated to the distribution of Bibles and religious literature uses the label Colporteur. A variety of online dictionaries define …
Saw this mentioned on a blog I read and thought it looked very interesting. It certainly seems like a unique treatment. So, it’s on the acquisitions shelf and reading will soon commence.
Holiday reading is resuming after a hiatus. Protestants – The Radicals Who Made The Modern World by Alec Ryrie is a sweeping 500 page historical survey that seeks to demonstrate that understanding the modern world is impossible without understanding the Protestant movement. It also came highly recommended.
From fiction to biography/memoir to history. Sea Of Dangers is subtitled Captain Cook And His Rivals. Geoffrey Blainey writes about James Cook and another mariner, Jean de Surville, and how their journeys of discovery nearly intersected. Looks interesting.