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 …

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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.