Leaving God Out of It

The Devil's Whore fails to acknowledge the role of religious passions in the Civil War

A Norwegian Thatcher?

The leader of Norway's Progress Party, Siv Jensen, has a good chance of winning next year's election. In an interview with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson, she explains her views; Bruce Bawer explains the background to her meteoric career

Where Did the Big Bang Come From?

The story of Georges Lemaître shows how cosmology moves in mysterious ways

Language, Truth and Logos

The analytic philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe was able to reconcile her field with her faith, without "compartmentalising", or compromising either

The New Anti-Semitism

The West has adopted a disturbingly complacent attitude towards those who consistently advocate a "world without Israel"

The Pope was Powerless

Until the Vatican opens its archives, speculation about Pius XII's failure to condemn the Holocaust should not be used to indict all religion

Traditional Gravestones, RIP

In the age of the text-message, British gravestones are becoming less austere

Urbanites Take Leap of Faith

Alternative therapy and made-up pagan rituals find their devotees among supposedly sophisticated city-dwellers

The Future of Unholy War

The story of al-Qaeda's lost leader, Abdullah Azzam, illuminates the murderous nature of global jihad

ONLINE ONLY: The Great Divide

The deadliest but least understood Middle Eastern faultline is between Sunni and Shia

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"