Arts & 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

Several private houses host concerts to rival the greater venues

The Gesualdo Six are helping a great choral tradition be seen afresh

Deal Hudson on the shattering effect of movies that defy our expectations

Simon Caldwell on a fruitful search for hidden meanings

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