Paula Clifford

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Dr Paula Clifford has published widely on topics as diverse as medieval French and popular theology. Having been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and teaching Medieval French and Linguistics at the University of Reading and University of Oxford, she spent 13 years working for Christian Aid, first in communications and then as Head of Theology. Paula is now a priest in the Church of England.  

Heresies: from Marcion to Moscow via the South of France

GUEST BLOG: As part of our #ThemeOfTheMonth focus on Christian history Paula Clifford, author of Tuscany’s Noble Treasures, discusses the causes and impact of historic and modern heresies. I am fascinated by the history of heresies – where they come from, what happens to them, and h…

Added about 2 months ago.

An Encounter in Lockdown

GUEST BLOG: Paula Clifford, author of our recent release Tuscany’s Noble Treasures, tells us about an unlocked for encounter she had while writing the book. In Spring 2020 the UK was still in the grip of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the country largely in lockdown, there …

Added about 5 months ago.

Living with a Volcano

GUEST BLOG: #BookOfTheMonth author Paula Clifford has been thinking and writing about the nature of apocalypse for quite a few years now – first as a medievalist and then as a theologian. But she never expected that there would be a potential warning of the end of the world right outside her…

Added about 3 years ago.

“Apocalypse off for now”

Guest blog: On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Paula Clifford asks... what happened to the Apocalypse? “Apocalypse off for now” was the striking headline in the Washington Post  (17 October 2016), a paper that was not alone in highlighting the fall …

Added about 5 years ago.

Donald Trump: Did someone mention the Apocalypse?

GUEST BLOG: Could Trump really hasten the end of the world? Paula Clifford explores everything apocalyptic on the day her new book, A Brief History of End Time, is announced. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been amusing myself following the online Slate magazine’s Trump Apocaly…

Added about 6 years ago.

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