Abbey choir commissions David Matthews, whose grandfather died weeks before armistice
Nicolo Degiorgis contrasts the peace of prayer with the tension of politics in his award-winning photobook, capturing Italian Muslims forced to pray in garages, gyms, and shops
Barbara Winton's remarkable story of her father, the man who saved nearly 700 children from the concentration camps. By Emma Howard
Ehrenreich has gone back to her teenage diaries to try to make sense of a metaphysical experience. Was it advisable, asks David Shariatmadari
'Once Paradise … now turned to desert.' This splendid history, which takes in invasions and incest, tries to get to the unchanging essence of the Iraqi capital. By Christopher de Bellaigue
The comedian and writer talks to Viv Groskop about religion, women on panel shows and avoiding Beyoncé at weddings
Richard Dawkins has responded to claims that fairy tales can be harmful to children. What do you think?
Rosemary Tonks was a feted poet, trenchant reviewer and literary socialite. And then she 'disappeared'. Following her death last month, Neil Astley traces her extraordinary story
German court rules late American psychologist is author of book she claimed was dictated to her by Jesus via 'waking dreams'
The moral consequences of the triumph of Zionism: Ilan Pappé and Ari Shavit view Israel from different vantage points, but they agree the status quo between Israel and the Palestinians can't be sustained. By Avi Shlaim
Copies of Alom Shaha's 'Lessons for Living a Good Life Without God' donated by the British Humanist Association
Have atheists got religion wrong – have they been tilting at theological windmills? This impressive history by a Christian, Nick Spencer, has a polemical edge, writes Julian Baggini
From bodies wrapped in reeds to the modern funeral business … but how we die may not have a straightforward history. The questions this book raises remain unanswerable. By Thomas Laqueur
'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