The Tablet

Archived since 26 November 2011 Modern Archive

355 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.

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

Voices from a quiet Church

Japanese Catholics consider the troubled history of the faith in their country ahead of Pope Francis’ visit next year / by Lucy Alexander



Songs of simplicity

The writer of a new portrait in song of St Francis explains why she chose the style of the medieval troubadours / by Ann Wroe



Lost ideal of a nation ravaged by zealots

A journalist who first visited Pakistan 50 years ago describes the descent of a potentially rich country into the chaos of mob rule / by Kevin Rafferty



Melanie McDonagh’s Notebook

‘Young people have plainly got a taste for a showdown between good and evil’

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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.

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 $375, 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: 26 November 2011
  • Latest Issue: 17 November 2018
  • Issue Count: 355
  • Published: Weekly
  • ISSN: 2059-6855

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