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Post-liberal rocket fuel

Post-liberal rocket fuel

Nick Spencer looks at an argument weighed down by its prose

A spectrum of belief in the Islamic world  

Simon Valentine on an idea that inspires both Quietism and terrorism

Meeting, learning  

Meeting, learning
 

Michael Doe considers interfaith encounters

Our Lady of the New Advent, Burning Bush

Our Lady of the New Advent, Burning Bush

From Mother of God: Similar to Fire, one of the book’s 51 Marian icons by a US priest, William Hart McNichols, which appear with Mirabai Starr’s devotional words

Convergence for a richer vision  

Convergence for a richer vision
 

David Atkinson on a contributor to the God-and-science debate

The book of nature

The book of nature

Peter Forster reflects on old dispute and new developments

Insights into John

Insights into John

Paula Gooder finds some gems in this reflective book

Never too late to experiment

Never too late to experiment

Anne Spalding takes up offers of help to reflect and pray

Outside, with full instructions

Outside, with full instructions

Ronni Lament weighs up ideas for going wild

Terrific tales of stirring times  

Terrific tales of stirring times
 

Fiona Hook is gripped by some historical novels for children

New titles just published

Hanging by a Thread: The questions of the cross by Samuel Wells (Canterbury Press, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-1-84825-907-2).   Coles to Jerusalem: A pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the Reverend Richard Coles by Kevin Jackson (Pallas Athene, £9.99 (£9); 978-1-84368-143-4).   Daily Prayer...

Courageous Holst revival pays off  

Roderic Dunnett hears The Cloud Messenger at Tonbridge School

The supernatural breaks in  

The supernatural breaks in
 

Stephen Brown considers a battle for the soul

PM does God — pass the wallpaper paste

THE editor of this newspaper remarked to me that he had spent the weekend with his head in a tub of wallpaper paste. This seems needlessly energetic when he could have had exactly the same sensation from reading the press releases of the National Secular Society

Mining memorial

Mining memorial

LAST week’s TV portrayed a series of transformations from old to new. Regret at the passing of former things, and eagerness to embrace that which lies ahead were there in equal measure — sometimes within the same breast

Tracked online

THE internet can be a sinister place. That much we knew even before the post-Truth era descended like a pea-souper on our consciousness

Week ahead

HIGHLIGHT: Muslims Like Us Ten participants who represent the Muslim faith take up residence in a house together to explore their beliefs (1-2/2).

Monday and Tuesday 9pm, BBC2

Helping hand with Augustine’s Latin

Helping hand with Augustine’s Latin

Edward Dowler enjoys a parallel translation of the Confessions

Lift up your energy levels

Lift up your energy levels

David Stancliffe looks at some do-it-yourself Eucharistic Prayers

Advent letters

ADVENT daily reading is provided by the Principal of Westcott House, Chris Chivers, in his book Letters to Jonny: Journeying to Bethlehem by different roads, published by ISPCK (978-81-8465-559-9), and available from USPG for £10 (cheques payable to USPG, to: USPG, Harling House, 47-51 Great S...

New in paperback

ROBIN LANE FOX’s Augustine: Conversions and Confessions, which was widely admired, and described by Carolyn Hammond as “enjoyable, thorough, stimulating, and moving”, when it was first published in hardback last year (

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Still singing when the snowman melted

Still singing when the snowman melted

From angelic chorister to daytime-television presenter, Aled Jones will be forever associated with The Snowman. He talks to Sarah Meyrick  Subscribe to read more

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