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When it came to religion, the dazzling novelist was achingly dull

The Conservative MP’s sixth child can learn a lot from his historical namesakes

What does cryonics mean to those of us who believe in an afterlife?

Book review: retreat, or surrender, is the worst possible response to a secular world

Review: Afterlife by Philip C Almond

Book review: Christ’s Samurai by Jonathan Clements

Book review: American Jesuits and the World by John T McGreevy

Superficial similarity may hide more fundamental disagreements

Blessed Oscar Romero was no political activist. As his country fell into chaos he remained a priest first and last

A translation of ‘the first true biography of an African woman’ challenges lazy assumptions about the continent’s culture