The Tablet

Archived since 16 May 1840 Complete Archive

9,334 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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The lion and the lamb Christianity defines some animals as symbols of good, and others of evil – and many live or die by the result. A conservationist lays out the dichotomy / BY MARY COLWELL

The Tablet Interview: Mary Kenny The ‘grande dame of Irish journalism’ on what might be driving Ireland’s rejection of all things Catholic / BY PETER STANFORD

Let Aslan be Aslan C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books have long been criticised as Christian propaganda, but their rich allusions lose their power when made explicit / BY KATHERINE LANGRISH

From the mouth of God The bishops’ decision to choose a literal translation of the Bible for the lectionary has sparked fury. Have the critics got it wrong? / BY JOSEPH O’HANLON

Mercy on our lawns Why letting the grass grow under your feet is the best thing you can do in your garden for wildlife and the environment / BY AUSTEN IVEREIGH

Divided Ireland The partition of Ireland in 1921 was intended to bring peace but instead brought violence in its wake. A historian looks at its disastrous legacy / BY RORY RAPPLE

American policing on trial The conviction of a former police officer for the murder of George Floyd has thrown a spotlight on US law enforcement’s culture of defensiveness / BY TOBIAS WINRIGHT

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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: 6 May 2021
  • Issue Count: 9,334
  • Published: Weekly
  • ISSN: 2059-6855

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