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The church minister who was also a murderer

The church minister who was also a murderer

Elizabeth Oldfield reviews The Minister and the Murderer: A Book of Aftermaths by Stuart Kelly in Prospect Magazine.

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Stuart Kelly’s new book tells the story of convicted murderer James Nelson, who in 1984 divided the Church of Scotland when he was appointed as a minister. Kelly, literary editor of the Scotland on Sunday, uses this compelling story as an organising theme for one of the most honest and humane books I’ve read in years.


Read the full article here.

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

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Posted 22 February 2018


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