Barbara Ehrenreich is proud to call herself an atheist. But in her latest book Living With A Wild God she recalls how more than 50 years ago she came face to face with something vast, terrifying and unknowable. Could she still call herself a non-believer?
'Blood dripping from roasting bodies …' Simon Callow, Catholic born and bred, gives thanks he wasn't alive in Tudor times
Alex von Tunzelmann: Russell Crowe tries to add depth to Darren Aronofsky's flood blockbuster, but it's sunk by preposterous embellishment
Darren Aronofsky's roaring biblical action-adventure is buoyed by Russell Crowe's mighty Noah, but some of the story's simplicity is swept away, writes Peter Bradshaw
Cuneiform cylinder honouring Biblical king expected to fetch £300,000
Arun Kundnani has written a sharp study of anti-Islam hysteria, writes Robin Yassin‑Kassab
Richard King's timely study shows that insults have never had such potency, writes Sam Leith
Pontiff is only religious leader in catalogue of public intellectuals, which jettisons last year's winner – Richard Dawkins
British Library digitises original edition of medieval mystic's 'extraordinary' account of her life
Removal of books by revered Palestinian poet from Riyadh publishing event is condemned by PEN as censorship
Terry Eagleton raises an eyebrow at reflections on Lent from 'one of the country's moralists-in-chief'
David Kertzer's nuanced book investigates an unholy alliance between fascism and the Catholic church. By Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death hailed by judges as 'the greatest book on Auschwitz since Primo Levi'
A study of the Catholic confessional makes valid points about abuse but fails to tell the whole story, writes Catherine Pepinster
A brave book from the former vice-chair of the UN's Global Commission on HIV and the Law about sexual rights in Arab society, writes Victoria Segal