In attempting to answer his question Why Tolerate Religion, Chicago philosopher Brian Leiter wilfully neglects the impact of the Judaeo-Christian tradition on Western civilisation

The postwar baby boom fuelled a religious revival, but the welfare state is no substitute for the family—or God

Some academics have questioned whether Jesus died on the cross. Exploring historical sources, however, we can learn much about the ancient world’s way of death

Diarmaid MacCulloch’s new book on the Christian Church is entitled Silence but it might’ve been better if he’d just kept quiet

‘The Muslim Council wants Muslims to be able to settle family disputes according to Islamic principles. Fine, but only if those principles are consistent with the law of the land’

‘An everyday ramble round a graveyard subliminally corrects any tendency to assume ourselves immortal’

Jovial, informal and compassionate, the new Pontiff has the qualities to restore faith in the Vatican and to promote women in the Church

Faced with an astonishing revival of Christianity in China, Beijing is reacting with a mixture of alarm, repression and control

Radical Islam is growing in Muslim countries that openly persecute their religious minorities. The West has so far turned a blind eye

Richard Dawkins cannot grasp the distinction between knowledge and wisdom. This puts him at war not only with religion, but the entire tradition of Western philosophy