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January 27, 2022
Theo Hobson looks at a clutch of agnostic writers and finds some of them have a good sense of religion’s depth and force
December 03, 2021
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
December 03, 2021
Whatever Happened to Tradition?: History, Belonging and the Future of the West by Tim Stanley Bloomsbury, £20, 266 pages ________ In recent years, the “post-liberal” perspective has dominated religious thought and has also gained a foothold in political circles. The American Catholic journalist Sohrab Ahmari has recently brought such thinking to a wider audience. Now
December 02, 2021
“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents”, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.” The opening of Little Women has had children nodding in agreement since 1869 and my generation at least was horrified when the secret present that they each received was a copy of Pilgrim’s Progress. Little Women begins and ends at Christmas, and
October 14, 2021
Michael Hodges reviews Holland Blind Twilight 
by John Martin Robinson
August 05, 2021
Fram Dinshaw reviews Hogarth: Life in Progress
 by Jacqueline Riding
July 01, 2021
Theo Hobson explores the glorious earnestness and bold religious vision of DH Lawrence
July 01, 2021
The Arab Conquests by Justin Marozzi Apollo, £18.99, 256 pages  Between 634 and 750 AD, Arabs created an empire larger than those of Alexander the Great or Rome, stretching from the Pyrenees to the Himalayas. This global turning point is brilliantly narrated by Justin Marozzi in his latest book, with over 100 illustrations. A suitable
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