4th March 2021
How Bleedeth Burning Love
An online exhibition of relics of the Reformation Martyrs held by the British Jesuit Province brings to life the stories not just of the martyrs but of those who were sustained by their witness.
22nd December 2017
Das Kapital and the Russian Revolution
To what extent did Karl Marx’s 'Das Kapital' shape the social and political landscape in Russia in the years leading up to 1917?
10th January 2017
The Russian Revolution: sowing the seeds
Dairmid Gunn explains how the foundations of the Russian Revolution of 1917 were laid. 200 years of disarray, dispute, change and creativity in Russian life set the scene for a momentous year.
22nd April 2016
1916 – How do we want to remember?
Brian Lennon SJ reflects, through the lens of a family connection, on the violent events of the Easter Rising (which began on 24 April 1916) and their legacy: ‘I wish they had all stayed at home.’
21st April 2016
Shakespeare: ‘The undiscovered country’
Early London audiences, whose ‘appetite for sermons was insatiable’, would have heard in the words of Shakespeare’s plays plenty of allusions to and echoes of biblical ideas, writes Gerard Kilroy.
19th April 2016
Words, words and holy words in Shakespeare
David Crystal explains why counting the number of words in Shakespeare’s canon can’t be an exact science. But we can identify the semantic field of which Shakespeare made most use: religious language.
17th February 2016
Faith: the substance of things to be hoped for
Gerard Kilroy describes a memorable evening of ecumenical discussion and shared liturgy at Hampton Court Palace which would, he says, have met with the approval of Edmund Campion.
27th July 2015
The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood
This rich, enjoyable and elegantly written book takes us back to the Egypt of the early 1930s to illuminate a rather unexpected genealogical relationship between two antagonistic politico-religious groups.
16th July 2015
A question of ‘genocide’
Why is reference to the Armenian 'genocide' such a source of distress in Turkey? Jean-Marc Balhan SJ unpacks the historical and contemporary context of the Turkish reaction.
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