In a lecture to the Law Society in October 2013, Lord Justice Munby said that the accepted sexual mores of the 1960s are as distant to modern Britain as ancient civilisations such as ‘Nineveh or Babylon’.
Niall Leahy SJ extols the virtues of Dostoevsky's classic, 'The Brothers Karamazov': 'a number of life stories, all nestling comfortably within the big Story of Life.'
R.S. Thomas was many things – craggy, awkward and Welsh. The extraordinary poetry of this Anglican priest does not justify, comfort or decorate, but struggles to stay in touch with truth.
Edel McClean pays tribute to Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) whose death, according to his fellow poet, Don Paterson, ‘seems to have left a breach in the language itself’.
Donna Tartt's novel describes what happens when the temptation of Dionysus becomes too strong to resist for a group of Classics students. You really must read this murder story with a difference.
After reading Karen Eliasen's thoughts on a classic that explores identity and faith in the most imaginative and biblical of ways, you will be convinced that you really must read 'Voss'.
Dennis Recio marvels at Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri's attention to detail and the way in which her stories transcend the particular situations of the Bengali-Americans about whom she writes.
'The soul of "Tau Zero", in a phrase, is the quest of the Christian mystic, the archetypical adventurer.' How does this tale of adventure affirm the desire at the heart of Christian faith?
'You should read "Fredy Neptune" for the drama of Fred's journey, and because he is the kind of saint that the 20th century needed more of and the 21st continues to need', says Nathan Koblintz.
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