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Podcasts - Sacred

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Susan Whitfield on the Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra of 868, discovered in a cave in Dunhuang, China, is a priceless illustrated record of early Buddhist teaching.

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Scot McKendrick on Codex Sinaiticus

The world's 'oldest complete Bible' is more than 'merely' a priceless third-century text.

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Alison Ohta on Sultan Baybars' Qur'an

Royal Asiatic Society Curator Alison Ohta tells the extraordinary history behind an extraordinary sacred text.

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William Dalrymple on Bahadur Shah Zafar

The wedding certificate of Bahadur Shah II is one of our most intriguing sacred texts.

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Vrej Nersessian on the Awag Vank' Gospels

Some texts are even more than the relationship between the mortal and the divine.

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Moira Goff on the Tyndale New Testament

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The Holkham Bible Fascimile

Michelle Brown, leading expert on illuminated manuscripts, introduces a new facsimile of the lavishly illustrated 14th-century Holkham Bible.

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Saving St Catherine's Monastery Library

The library of Saint Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai has the world's most extraordinary collection of early Christian texts.

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Healing through Medicine and Faith

Medicine and the faiths appear to be drawing closer in some areas.

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Holy Lands, unholy wars

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Religious broadcasting in the digital age

Roger Bolton chairs a panel discussion about the future of faith-based programming.

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What is a religious text?

Religious historian - and former nun - Karen Armstrong gives a fascinating talk on this thorny issue.

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Neil Gaiman talks about the Ramayana

Neil Gaiman, author of the Sandman stories and many others, talks about his film treatment of Ramayana.

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