Sofia 95

March 2012

Yet You See I am Alive

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  • Front cover imageJesus is seen by Mary Magdalene by Lavinia Fontana (1581)
  • Back cover image:  Pond on Hampstead Heath



  • Birdsong. The final bird chorus in The Parliament of Fowls by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Numinous by William Oxley
  • Psalm 119 (verses 33-40) translated by Miles Coverdale (1535)
  • The Heart by Danielle Hope
  • The Dark Night by John of the Cross translated by Dinah Livingstone
  • From Jerusalem by William Blake


  • Michael Morton reviews Faith, Reason and Revolution by Terry Eagleton
  • Victor Anderson reviews Coming Back to Earth by Lloyd Geering
  • ‘A Spiritual Poetry for our Time’? Kathleen McPhilemy reviews Sunlight in a Champagne Glass by William Oxley and Giraffe under a Grey Sky by Danielle Hope
  • Cicely Herbert visits the Rev Richard Coles

Regulars and Occasionals

  • Letters
  • Cartoon by Josh
  • SOF Sift by Richard Wood Penn
  • Radio Rockall