To her fans—and there are many, from critic James Wood to Barack Obama—Robinson shows that old-fashioned virtues like seriousness and simplicity are still virtues.
Seeing Catholicism through Muriel Spark's conversion; understanding the creed through her narrators.
I sensed my children's souls but couldn’t offer them certainty about the divine. What I could offer was my willingness to say “I don’t know."
Alison is trying to administer a radical corrective to how the faith is often presented, and he backs it up with a sophistication that usually justify his excesses.
A dedicated religious nonbeliever tries to make sense of recurring, “strange” episodes of altered consciousness in her life, episodes similar to those of believers.
To know you need help that you cannot somehow conjure up through your own power frees you. You have to turn from yourself to something outside yourself.
A decade ago, who would have guessed that controversies about male circumcision would roil European countries and achieve resonance in the United States?
The term “contemplative life" is one that is much mistreated. It is more often used than defined, and that is why arguments about the respective merits...
The poet discusses "accidental theologies," Gerard Manley Hopkins, faith in literature, and what it's like no longer being the editor of Poetry magazine.
The most profound experience of art, or of worship, or of serious desire, involves us in something that is not limited by our own perception.
That the death of God involves the death of Man is Christian doctrine, a fact of which Nietzsche seems not to have been aware.