I was 12 when I asked my parents if I could stay up late to watch Sergei Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible on television. It was the start of a lifelong fascination with Russia.
Haunted by his time in the trenches and disturbed by the modern marketplace, Jones formed a world-view full of symbols and connections.
Immigration presents us with a moral and political quandary. Can two new books help us decide what to do?
John Milbank and Adrian Pabst's new book explores the "post-Liberal" moment, but leaves me wondering about the future.
“Edges: where owls and snow drift / down, spill quietly and stifle”
Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee invites us to reconsider the very nature of truth - but its answers are sometimes vague.
The Book of Magic: from Antiquity to the Enlightenment by Brian Copenhaver invites us to reflect on the long history of magic in culture.
Paul and Augustine are blamed for any number of historical outrages. But on questions like slavery and empire, they were more progressive than many credit.
Jeanette Winterson's The Gap of Time is full of metaphorical riches.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on the politics of Pope Francis.
Violence in human beings has something to do with our sense of meaning, our sense that something is at stake in our identity or integrity.