The Tablet

Archived since 16 May 1840
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9,340 issues

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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.

The complete archive, of over 8000 issues, is now available for institutional subscribers. Fully searchable and easily navigable, this is undoubtedly one of the best resources available for tracing the history of the Catholic Church and world events over the last 170 years.

Latest Issue

Trust is a two-way street

The Chinese Communist Party is about to celebrate its hundredth birthday. Hong Kong’s last British governor sees trouble ahead / BY CHRIS PATTEN



Merton reconsidered

The latest biographer of one of the twentieth century’s greatest spiritual writers has come to terms with the monk’s contradictions / BY JON M. SWEENEY



Forgive those who trespass

A poet longs for the summer so she can enjoy the countryside, yet fears it has become a place of polluted rivers and forbidden footpaths / BY FIONA BENSON



Law and grace

Church teaching that marriage is indissoluble has a complex history. Might a better understanding of its scriptural basis release some of the hurt? / BY CLIFFORD LONGLEY

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  • First Issue: 16 May 1840
  • Latest Issue: 17 June 2021
  • Issue Count: 9,340
  • Page Count: 274,968
  • Published: Weekly
  • ISSN: 2059-6855

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