Books & Essays
Books & Essays
20 November 2017

What should schools teach?

A new book makes the case for imparting knowledge and pursuing truth.

14 November 2017

Making that existential leap

Dolan Cummings has written a crime novel for morally uncertain times.

27 October 2017

The radicalism of the Reformation

The Reformation laid the ground for free inquiry, democracy and even modern liberalism.

27 October 2017

Whither Christianity?

Rod Dreher talks the future of faith, identity politics and the crisis of the West.

27 October 2017

Cataloguer of curiosities, maker of modernity

Hans Sloane, whose collection of artefacts helped found the British Museum, finally receives the attention he deserves.

27 October 2017

Ernst Bloch on Thomas Muntzer

On the Marxist atheist who took religion seriously as the bearer of utopia.

27 October 2017

The Reformation: a secular enchantment

Martin Luther’s protest was to give Christians' everyday life an unprecedented new meaning.

27 October 2017

Conscience: a revolutionary calling

At the heart of the Reformation lay the development of our inner moral voice.

27 October 2017

Apostasy: an unforgiving faith

Daniel Kokotajlo provides a compassionate take on the moral struggles of a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

25 October 2017

‘The best that has been thought and said’

150 years on, Matthew Arnold still inspires.