Culture Wars

'Under the dictatorship of relativism, culture has often been debased to mean almost anything'


New poetry by Sarah Skwire

Writing and Rewriting the Bible in the Time of Jesus

Both Christians and Jews can learn from the reconstruction of the process by which unified scriptures emerged from diversity

Calling All Christians: Prepare For Exile

The Church need not adopt the latest secular values in order to bring the Gospel to bear on contemporary culture

ONLINE ONLY: Lang’s Misunderstood Life

Robert Beaken's new biography of Cosmo Lang reveals an Archbishop who, in times of war and crisis, put public good before private gain

A Nation of Heretics

Religious belief is on the rise in the US but not of the traditional sort. Rather, a self-serving, navel-gazing, pseudo-Christianity has taken hold

Romney’s People

Two new works on the history of Mormonism by Paul C. Gutjahr and John G. Turner elucidate an element of 19th century American life too easily neglected

From Jesus Sect to Imperial Faith

Two new works by Geza Vermes and Peter Brown eloquently and enthusiastically chart the progress of Christianity from Jesus Christ to the height of the Byzantine empire

Illuminating Scripture

The philosophical basis to Hebrew scripture solves the false dichotomy of faith and reason, according to Yoram Hazony's new book

Respecting Religion

'We should respect the rights of those with religious convictions so long as those beliefs do not conflict with the rights of others'

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"