Digby Anderson

Give me stress

17 November 2012 9:00 am

Christmas is one of the few remaining occasions when the English feel obliged to cook a proper meal at home.…

So farewell, John Bull

26 February 2011 12:00 am

His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Fisher, keen to counter the dreadful spectre of the atomic bomb in the 1950s, observed that the very worst it could do would be to sweep a vast number of people at one moment from this world into the other, more vital world, into which anyhow they must all pass at one time.

Taking it lying down

27 July 2006 7:43 am

Europe thinks ‘that to achieve peace no price is too high: not appeasement, not massacres on its own soil, not…

Hard acts to follow

7 June 2006 6:24 pm

Listing page content here At a time when Israel was under the rule of the Philistines, the angel of the…

The case of the curious Christian

5 November 2005 12:00 am

Alan Jacobs quotes Philip Hensher on C. S. Lewis: ‘Let us drop C. S. Lewis and his ghastly, priggish, half-witted…

The barbarians within the gates

23 July 2005 12:00 am

Spectator readers have known of Dr Dalrymple for many years through his regular column in this magazine. Every week we…

The heresy of explanation

18 December 2004 12:00 am

The Pentateuch belongs to all sorts of different people and I cannot speak for them and their needs, so I’ll…

The god that has failed to fail

9 October 2004 12:00 am

Atheists were rare before the mid-18th century. The 200 years from then to the mid 20th century were their moment,…

Somewhat concerning food

2 October 2004 12:00 am

Alice Thomas Ellis is not a person to be trusted — in the kitchen. I am surprised to find this.…

The crushing burden of proof

1 May 2004 12:00 am

Anthony Kenny does not believe in the existence of God, but his disbelief is qualified and complex. He does not…

Go to work on Christmas Day…

13 December 2003 12:00 am

You can avoid barbarity and blasphemy, says Digby Anderson, by making the Epiphany your big feast

An intolerant sort of liberal

26 October 2002 12:00 am

In 1845 Newman was received into the Roman Catholic Church. More than a century and a half later, the fires…

The organisation man

5 October 2002 12:00 am

In 1743, 393 livings within the gift of the Archbishop of York were occupied by clergymen who did not live…

Sniggling with a darning needle

7 September 2002 12:00 am

I have always counted myself a loyal, even an enthusiastic eel fan. I seek them out and buy them whenever…