The Tablet

Archived since 16 May 1840 Complete Archive

9,324 issues


Unique in its international coverage of religion, current affairs, politics, social issues and the arts, The Tablet is a weekly Catholic journal which has been reporting on events of significance for over 170 years.

Every week The Tablet provides in-depth and balanced coverage on a wide range of subjects and its contribution to topical issues is strengthened by its contributors: each issue contains the work of writers drawn from all over the world, whose names are familiar in their particular field of experience.

Exact Editions is thrilled to announce that the complete archive is now accessible for subscribers, with over 8000 issues now available to view. This extensive archive goes back 170 years and is fully searchable as well as easy to navigate.

The Church in the World section reports on events within the Church internationally, covering Europe, Rome, Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Americas. The Home News section reports on news within UK churches, both Catholic and other Christian. In addition the latest church documents are analysed and discussed

The Notebook section gives a light-hearted round-up of recent events, often with a humorous tone and the Letters section offers lively and intelligent debate from readers worldwide.

No mention of The Tablet would be complete without reference to the widely respected Books section. Its detailed reviews are comprehensive, across a wide variety of subjects from philosophy to film appreciation and Christian apologetics to crime fiction. And the Arts section includes reviews of galleries and exhibitions, theatre, cinema, television, radio, music and opera.

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Latest issue

Entering the labyrinth

With the Pope preparing to visit Iraq, what are the prospects of a return to security in a nation haunted by its blood-soaked past? / BY PATRICK COCKBURN



Building bridges

In our second reflection for Lent, a priest and writer describes how he found freedom from his need for approval / BY JAMES MARTIN SJ



The Tablet Interview: Jim Wallis

The Evangelical preacher and leading voice on the religious left says the idol of white supremacy underpins conservative Catholicism in the United States / BY LIZ DODD



Losing fear, finding freedom

A young soldier in the Soviet army was imprisoned ‘for acts of disobedience’. In his cell he reflected on the true nature of freedom / BY SERGEI OVSIANNIKOV

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Unique in its international coverage of religion, current affairs, politics, social issues and the arts, The Tablet is a weekly Catholic journal which has been reporting on events of significance for over 170 years.

Every week The Tablet provides in-depth and balanced coverage on a wide range of subjects and its contribution to topical issues is strengthened by its contributors: each issue contains the work of writers drawn from all over the world, whose names are familiar in their particular field of experience.

Exact Editions is thrilled to announce that the complete archive is now accessible for subscribers, with over 8000 issues now available to view. This extensive archive goes back 170 years and is fully searchable as well as easy to navigate.

The Church in the World section reports on events within the Church internationally, covering Europe, Rome, Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Americas. The Home News section reports on news within UK churches, both Catholic and other Christian. In addition the latest church documents are analysed and discussed

The Notebook section gives a light-hearted round-up of recent events, often with a humorous tone and the Letters section offers lively and intelligent debate from readers worldwide.

No mention of The Tablet would be complete without reference to the widely respected Books section. Its detailed reviews are comprehensive, across a wide variety of subjects from philosophy to film appreciation and Christian apologetics to crime fiction. And the Arts section includes reviews of galleries and exhibitions, theatre, cinema, television, radio, music and opera.

---IP authenticated site wide access digital subscriptions for schools, libraries and institutions---

For an annual subscription fee starting at $450, digital institutional subscriptions for The Tablet are also available. These provide access to the digital version of the journal and are available to anyone within the institutions site or with remote access to the institutions database. The IP address of the user is checked and is granted access without the need for user login or password as authentication is via the institute’s IP range. This package enable a back issue archive search.

  • First Issue: 16 May 1840
  • Latest Issue: 27 February 2021
  • Issue Count: 9,324
  • Published: Weekly
  • ISSN: 2059-6855

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