This week's interview
Simon Yarrow recommends the best books on the Saints
Heroes are universal to human culture and, in Christian culture, they manifested themselves as saints. Historian Simon Yarrow recommends the best books to understand the saints, from their widespread appearance in late antiquity to their continuing influence in modern America.
Book of the day
An Intimate History of Humanity
by Theodore Zeldin
“Zeldin helps us to understand the big picture that who we are—the way we think about love, fear, death—is partly inherited from the past”