John Updike on grief

“His heart swims in loss, that had skimmed over it before, dives deeper and deeper into the limitless volume of loss…” John Updike, Rabbit, Run

“Epochs are characterised not by positions but by debates; it is the way they state their disagreements rather than their agreements that binds the thinkers of any age together…” Oliver O’Donovan, The Desire Of The Nations

‘If we thought that the opposite of secularism was theocracy, we would actually be admitting the victory of secularism in the political sphere…’ Rowan Williams, from ‘Has Secularism Failed?’