SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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November 22, 2018
Monasticism Today By various authors, Buckfast Abbey, 112pp, £10/$13 (available from buckfast.org.uk) Buckfast Abbey, the Benedictine monastery in the west of England, surely has never looked so resplendent. Rebuilt a century ago largely by French and German monks on the site of the original foundation, it has been improved over the past decade in readiness
November 22, 2018
Cryptic across 5 Rum’s a precious sea throwback, totally (8) 7 Register with HQ, say? (4) 9 Perhaps a converted preacher helped Paul in Colossae (8) 10 Unimportant-seeming part is able to uplift the French spirit (6) 12 Belief in Tokyo that part of the leg is almost digitally attached? (6) 13 King of Judah
November 22, 2018
For many, myself among them, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and Anthony Powell were the outstanding English novelists of the middle decades of the 20th century, and I have been reading and re-reading them since I was a schoolboy more than 60 years ago. There aren’t many novelists one doesn’t tire of, but repeatedly returns to.
November 22, 2018
All the Hills and Vales Along is a stunning evocation of one young soldier's experience of the battlefield
November 22, 2018
Lorenzo Lotto’s works rivalled the extravagance of his sitters
November 22, 2018
Ex-Catholics never seem to propose any higher, truer teaching than the Catholic faith
November 22, 2018
Every ten years, half the population of the small town of Oberammergau appears in the spectacular production
November 22, 2018
Is a man entitled to use a gun to defend his property from burglars – and then shoot dead one of these intruders? I found that a difficult moral dilemma when the case of Tony Martin first arose in 1999. Mr Martin, described as “eccentric”, lived alone in an isolated farmhouse, appropriately called Bleak House,
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