- Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (Translated by Constance Garnett; Heinemann, 1914)
- Flannery O’Connor, Complete Stories (Faber and Faber, 2009)
- Andrew Byers, Faith Without Illusions: Following Jesus as a Cynic-Saint (IVP, 2011)
- James Mumford, Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes (Bloomsbury, 2020)
- Tom Holland, Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind (Little, Brown: 2019).
I’m still working my way through most of the books from December’s list (this includes Dominion which I recently had signed by the author at the Cambridge Union, where he was delivering a speech in favour of Sparta over Athens. He apologised for signing the book in red pen, but what could be more appropriate for a book on the cross-shaped mind of the West?). I did manage to finish a couple of books though. Among these was JKA Smith’s On the Road With Augustine which, among many things, serves as a thought-provoking, moving and inspiring primer to the Christian life for the interested, cynical and sceptical.Continue reading “What I’m Reading—March 2020”