Sylvain Tessot’s Dans les Forets de Siberie (2011)

In 2010 a Parisian author 37 years old went to live alone from February to July in a cabin at the edge of Lake Baikal, in Siberia, where he maintained diary on a daily basis, interrupted only for a spell when he needed to travel to arrange a visa. Apparently unrevised, he published these writings as a book. Wisely, he tells little of his life before he entered […]

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The Glory Days of History

There is much to be learned from a book of essays recently published by my good friend and former colleague Paul Crook, Intellectuals and the Decline of Religion (2017), which deals with a range of English authors from Newman to Joseph Needham. The first essay asks whether the theory of development in Christian doctrine expressed in a book published by Newman in […]

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