James Mumford

Vexed principles

Conservatives like to talk about personal responsibility. They should define it more carefully

As through a glass clearly

With his new translation of the New Testament, David Bentley Hart has brought the Bible back to life

Human rights — all things being equal

Two books attempt to tackle the fundamental basis of equality: whence do we derive human rights?

The Pope, The Jew, And The Vision Of Blue Labour

Maurice Glasman’s agenda for the common good draws on religious and secular traditions. It has lessons for both the Right and the Left    

Never Take Religious Liberty for Granted

Catholics in Europe found that if they wanted freedom themselves, they must demand it for all. American Christians should take note

Underrated: David Bentley Hart

A theologian with the wit to expose the laziness of the new atheists' argument

The Turbulent Minister is Right

British churchmen look to America's example on welfare

They All Read The Same Bible

A superb new film vividly portrays the use and abuse of scripture by slavers to justify their evil acts

Would You Intervene — Or Pass On The Other Side?

Presented with the choice after witnessing a man assaulting a woman, I felt compelled to step in. I got more than I bargained for

The Flawed Logic Of Our Abortion Laws

An unrealistic emphasis on autonomy turned ‘viability’ into the sole criterion for aborting a foetus. This makes no sense today

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"