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The Book and the Sword

The Bible in the Experience and Legacy of the Great War

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Dr Andrew Mein

Dr Andrew Mein

Principal Investigator

Senior Research Fellow in Biblical Studies

Westcott House


Andrew Mein studied theology at the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and then Oxford again, where he completed a D.Phil. on Ezekiel's ethics. He has been on the staff of Westcott House since 1997, and is currently Senior Research Fellow in Biblical Studies. Among his wider professional responsibilities he is also editor of Bloomsbury T&T Clark's Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (formerly the Journal for the Study of the OT Supplement Series). His main research interests are in the book of Ezekiel,  Old Testament Ethics, and the reception and interpretation of biblical texts in church and society. In addition to this WW1 project, he is currently working on a commentary for the Blackwell series which will examine the way Ezekiel has been used by different communities through the centuries.

Key Publications

Andrew Mein is the author of Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile (Oxford: OUP, 2001).

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The Bible, the Great War, and Remembrance Study Day

Sep 01, 2016

This event will take place on 11 October 2016 at St George's, Stockport

The Bible, the Great War, and Remembrance Study Day

Jun 24, 2016

Taking place on 5th October, this study day for clergy will address key questions on the subject of remembrance.

Book and the Sword Film

Jun 15, 2016

Dr Nathan MacDonald and Dr Andrew Mein have released a film explaining the impetus for the project and the role of the Bible in World War I.

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