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Books
March 30, 2022
John Stubbs
John Stubbs reviews Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell
February 28, 2022
AN Wilson
A N Wilson reviews Maria Theresa: The Habsburg Empress in her time by Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, translated by Robert Savage
February 28, 2022
John McEwen
John McEwen reviews Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History, from Cave Art to Conservation, by Tim Birkhead
February 28, 2022
Robert Gray
Robert Gray reviews In the Shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral: The Churchyard that Shaped London, By Margaret Willes
February 28, 2022
David Abulafia
David Abulafia reviews For the Freedom of Zion: The Great Revolt of Jews against Romans, 66-74 CE by Guy MacLean Rogers
January 27, 2022
Theo Hobson
Theo Hobson looks at a clutch of agnostic writers and finds some of them have a good sense of religion’s depth and force
January 27, 2022
Owen Matthews
Owen Matthews reviews The Long Song of Tchaikovsky Street: A Russian adventure by Pieter Waterdrinker
January 27, 2022
Jeremy Black
Jeremy Black reviews Cornwallis, Soldier and Statesman in a Revolutionary World by Richard Middleton
January 27, 2022
Anthony Mould
Anthony Mould reviews John Constable: A Portrait by James Hamilton
January 27, 2022
Simon Caldwell
Simon Caldwell reviews Entering the Twofold Mystery: On Christian Conversion, by Erik Varden
December 03, 2021
John Adamson
The Dissolution of the Monasteries: A New History by James G Clark Yale UP, £25, 689 pages ________ Apart from the Black Death plague pandemic of the 1340s, no event in the years between the Norman Conquest and the Civil War brought more of a sudden or far-reaching change to England’s social and religious life
December 03, 2021
Gerard Russell
The Vanishing: Faith, Loss, and the Twilight of Christianity in the Land of the Prophets by Janine di Giovanni PublicAffairs, £22.99, 272 pages ________ “This is a book about dying communities, but it is also about faith.” Janine di Giovanni has written a moving and insightful portrait of the Middle East’s shrinking Christian population, which
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