The Darwinian Delusion

Science makes no sense from an evolutionary standpoint, so why have we done it – and why do we continue to do it?

‘?“Islamophobia” is a nonsense term. There are reasons to be fearful of some aspects and versions of Islam’

Hitting the Boundaries of Polite Society

A new play, The English Game, brings social issues alive by creating characters, not mouthpieces

Magically Surreal

Far from sending out subliminal religious messages, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is an uncomplicated adaptation of a children's classic

The Koran: Scrutinising the Inscrutable

Each new translation of Islam’s most sacred text offers fresh insights into its meaning. Yet there are still surprises in a book that is not only hard to read, but hard to know how to read, even for Muslims

Christianity, Secularisation and Islam

In the second in our series on religion and public life, a leading Dominican theologian argues that only a recovery of the Judeo-Christian tradition can enable Islam to find its place in Britain

A Passion for Bach

After a six-year gap, the tenor returns to his first love, singing the Evangelist in both the St Matthew and the St John Passions with Bernard Haitink

A Religion for Atheists

The ‘death of God’ need not mean an end to the culture he inspired

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"