The Church of England

After the Sea of Faith Withdraws

The Passing of Protestant England: Secularisation and Social Change by S.J.D. Green

What is the Good of Establishment?

An “established” Church of England affronts both secularists and Anglicans. But it offers the best protection for humanist liberalism

God, the West and the Scholastic Mentality

Scholasticism was philosophy's attempt to apply reason to Church doctrine. But while the medievals were constrained by a notion of overriding divine authority, we should not underestimate the theistic dimension of Western thought today

Herod the Terrible or Herod the Great?

The much-maligned King of the Jews's shortcomings should not overshadow his political and cultural accomplishments

Do the Times Require a Conyers Middleton?

He is an 18th-century deist with a message for today's aggressive atheists: religion has a social value, and saves us from the return to a Hobbesian state of nature

Evolution can be Religion’s Friend

Science and faith need not contradict each other because they concern different matters

Faith in the Law

'I might believe it is wrong to work on the Sabbath but I cannot expect the law to enforce that belief in Britain'

Pilgrim of Meaning

Newman's Unquiet Grave: Portrait of a Reluctant Saint by John Cornwell

Prodigal Brother

The Rage Against God: Why Faith is the Foundation of Civilisation by Peter Hitchens

Jesus in the Eyes of Josephus

Is the passage about Jesus by the great Jewish historian a forgery — or authentic?

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"