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Constant J. Mews

Constant J. Mews

Emeritus Professor Constant J. Mews taught from 1987 to 2021 at Monash University, where he was Director of the Centre for Religious Studies, within its School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. He is interested in medieval religious thought and intellectual history of the Latin West, with particular attention the development of theology in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. His publications include The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of dialogue in twelfth-century France, second edition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Abelard and Heloise (Oxford University Press, 2005), as well as many edited volumes about medieval thought and religious life.

Constant J. Mews reviews 'The Making of the Bible: From the first fragments to sacred scripture' by Konrad Schmid and Jens Schröter, translated by Peter Lewis

March 2022, no. 440 22 February 2022
The Bible is a collection of books with a long history. Not surprisingly, there is little agreement as to precisely which books it contains and what their collective importance might be. In The Making of the Bible, a distinguished Old Testament scholar, Konrad Schmid, and an equally prominent New Testament specialist, Jens Schröter, have combined forces to produce a volume (elegantly translated f ... (read more)