Second Spring Journal

Second Spring JournalFounded and edited by Stratford and Leonie Caldecott, Second Spring’s mission is to explore and advance the mission of a Catholic intellectual in the context of contemporary culture. Published twice per year, Second Spring is substantive, thought-provoking, topical, and orthodox. It takes its bearings from leading Catholic theologians such as Pope Benedict XVI in his lifelong writings, as well as Catholic thinkers such as John Henry Cardinal Newman and G.K. Chesterton. Subjects regularly covered in Second Spring include the arts, sciences, technology, liturgy, new ecclesial movements, metaphysics, history, literature, poetry, and the world of books.

Each issue of Second Spring normally spans a range of cultural areas, because its intention is to view all things in the light of Christ. We choose the best writing we can find, and edit each issue carefully to make sure that it can be read profitably by students as well as professional academics. The overarching purpose of the journal is to serve the New Evangelization, which Pope John Paul II termed an “evangelization of culture,” specifically by the renewal of education in the broadest sense – education in the faith, as well as education in the latest ideas both in the sciences and the humanities. We are not a journal of news and opinion, and so our issues do not go rapidly out of date.

It is our hope that Second Spring will further the New Evangelization through the formation of young persons in the great tradition of Christian humanism rightly understood: the cultivation of intelligence, conscience, and grace. Please consider subscribing to the leading publication of the New Evangelization.

UK and Europe: You can subscribe and purchase back issues from the editorial office in Oxford. One year subscription (two issues) is ₤18 (or the equivalent in Euros)Payment by sterling cheque, made payable to “Second Spring”, can be sent to 6a King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, UK, along with your desired first issue number and full contact details. Or if you prefer, you can also request to make payment by card or bank transfer by emailing

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