Volume 47 Issue 3 March 1997

Who were the first Crusaders?

Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade, which lasted from 1096 to 1099. Jonathan Phillips examines the origins and motives of the first Crusaders.

Arguing by Design

David Nash on how Victorian arguments about design in the universe echo in science-theology debates today.

Zamora's Nuns in the Oven

Sexual improprieties and rows between religious orders - not 1990s scandal sheet headlines about the Catholic Church, but a tale from 13th-century Spain, unravelled here by Peter Linehan.