Monthly Archives: April 2013

Blest if I know

‘Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; the proper study of Mankind is Man,” sang Alexander Pope. And he continues with perhaps the most eloquent description of our fallen natures in the English language. But he didn’t have to … Continue reading

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We are free spirits

This column is dedicated to the relationship between faith and science. As you would expect, its modal habit is to look at scientific discoveries and suggest how the progress of science need be no enemy to faith, and indeed can … Continue reading

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A Pope for our times?

HILARY So, Leslie, I imagine that you must be a fan of our new Pope. Perhaps he’s the man who will bring you the cuddly, feely Church you seem to be asking for. LESLIE He’s certainly made quite a media … Continue reading

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