Books
18 September 2006
John Cornwell's account of his teenage years in Cotton, a junior seminary in the West Midlands, skilfully captures the...
Ideas
10 April 2006
The activity that we call religion is complex. Religious and non-religious people alike often share the same...
Books
02 February 2004
My heart sinks on the all-too frequent occasions when I am invited to review a book about the Holy Grail. The subject...
Books
30 June 2003
We are living through a period of pernicious religious intolerance, so it is vital that people of different faiths find...
Books
10 February 2003
In this second pilgrimage, Victoria Clark seeks insight into our present predicament by exploring the lessons of the...
Ideas
16 December 2002
We are now approaching a religious season of peace and good will. The Jewish festival of Hanukkah, the Feast of Lights...
Politics
24 September 2001
Fundamentalists of all faiths have convinced themselves that militant piety is the only way to save religion from...
Culture
24 September 2001
The strange story of Sabbatai Sevi, the 17th-century Jewish mystic who claimed to be the Messiah but instead became an...
Politics
05 June 2000
I sometimes smile wryly when I hear myself described as an "ex-nun". It is true that I no longer observe the vows of...