Books

Tim Dowley has managed to fit the entire history of Christian music into just 300 pages

The early modern Puritans belonged to a world, and a worldview, that we find hard to grasp, says Jonathan Wright

The shrine church of St Edward became a mausoleum for secular saints and was filled with incongruous artworks

Simon Caldwell on a fruitful search for hidden meanings

The Soviets’ effort to forge an atheistic state was an abject failure, argues Jack Carrigan

Tim Stanley admires a story of atheism, theocracy, postmodernism… and grace

Fellini’s films captured Rome’s character, says Ian Thomson

Jonathan Wright on how Asian authors re-imagined Christ

A young man finds healing on the road. By Charlie Hegarty