Book of Hours from 1505 'of superlative quality' on brief display in London ahead of auction in New York
Alberto Manguel hopes this translation of stories about sin and retribution will give an Austrian great the credit he is due
It's 50 years since CS Lewis died. His legacy encompasses far more than just Narnia – Rowan Williams, AS Byatt, Philip Pullman and others give their thoughts on his body of work
Matthew Kneale's broad-brushstroke history of religion will be applauded by atheists, but too many big questions are overlooked, says Peter Stanford
Author of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here says the politicised version of Islam peddled by fundamentalists is dangerous and misrepresentative. Mark Tran meets her
David Birnbaum made his fortune selling jewellery to movie stars. Now he has published a 'remarkable and profound' investigation into the origins of the universe. Oliver Burkeman asks him why anyone should take it seriously
Can a man and woman ever be friends without some undercurrent of lust? A study of what draws us to one another only skims the surface, writes Stuart Kelly
Film's golden era was tarnished by appeasement, writes Anthony Quinn
All nature is in uproar in Carol Ann Duffy's new poem about the pile-up of political controversies, 22 Reasons for the Bedroom Tax
Growing up near London Daljit Nagra was enthralled by the fantastical stories of Rama and Sita told by his mother and grandmother. He explains why he wanted to retell these tales for a western audience
FaithWords sues The Usual Suspects star to recover $110,000 advance after he fails to deliver account of his life as a 'Jesus freak'
Religions are viewed as little more than conspiracies practised by confidence tricksters in this complacent history of faith
Edition of the holy book joins 2,000 publications banned over the last decade, as city of Novorossiysk blacklists an "extremist" Russian version. It isn't unusual to see extremism laws used against minority groups, but how far will Russia go?
Profile: His series, The Story of the Jews, which finishes tonight, has been an astonishing achievement, a TV landmark. Idiosyncratic, accessible, but always authoritative – just like the man himself.