The Islamic State is not “mediaeval”; it’s just cruel and brutal
| 09 September 2014 | FEATURES |
The Middle Ages were no more violent than what came before or afterwards.
World War I centenary: five historians, two questions
What caused it? Can it happen again?
On its 237th birthday, some of America’s problems haven’t changed
| 04 July 2014 | FEATURES |
Many national issues today remain eerily similar to the problems faced by Washington and his colleagues.
Are the Roman martyrs a self-serving Christian myth?
A Notre Dame professor claims that sustained early Christian persecution is a myth.
Rereading mediaeval science
The world of the 13th century bishop, poet, politician, mathematician and scientist Robert Grosseteste is finally being explored.
Why Christian ideals are the foundation of a secular society
| 04 March 2014 | FEATURES |
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.
A story that needs to be told
| 07 February 2014 | READING MATTERS |
The asylum seekers who frightened Elizabethan England
| 28 January 2014 | FEATURES |
Shakespeare was disgusted by the treatment that the refugees received from his countrymen.
Nov 22, 1963: C. S. Lewis
| 22 November 2013 | FEATURES |
When it comes to a legacy, Lewis’ creative apologetics is hard to beat.
Africans of Renaissance Europe
| 01 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |
| 08 February 2013 | FEATURES |
Science confirms some physical truths about a medieval English king but leaves his character forever under a cloud.
Early Christianity: a tough gig
| 29 October 2012 | FEATURES |
The Roman Empire was far more hostile than today's world.
A Kulturkampf primer
| 03 July 2012 | FEATURES |
The best-known culture war was fought in 19th Century Germany, pitting Prussia's Iron Chancellor against the Catholic Church. The Iron Chancellor lost.
Statistically significant angels
| 11 November 2011 | FEATURES |
Did the 20th Century really usher in a decline in violence, even with two World Wars?
Burghley: the Elizabethan mastermind
Brilliant, bold and cold-blooded, Elizabeth's chief statesman dominated his age and shaped the history of England.
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