Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!

Happy New Year’s Eve. 2021 approaches—but first, here’s a look back at our most-read essays of 2020. The following list is sorted by pageviews, with separate sections for print articles and web exclusives. Have you read them all?

Our 25 Most Popular Print Articles:

1. Suicide of the Liberals, Gary Saul Morson

2. Back to the Future, Peter Thiel

3. The Fury of the Fatherless, Mary Eberstadt

4. My Time in Prison, George Cardinal Pell

5. Why I Am Not a Liberal, Ryszard Legutko

6. The Myth of Medieval Paganism, Francis Young

7. Under the Rainbow Banner, Darel E. Paul

8. Loving to Know, N. T. Wright

9. Learning Latin, Joseph Epstein

10. Why I Am a Baptist, R. Albert Mohler Jr.

11. Secular Monks, Andrew Taggart

12. The Final Enemy, Carl R. Trueman

13. Poet of Loneliness, Gary Saul Morson

14. Methodism Dividing, Kevin Watson

15. Replace the Elite, Patrick J. Deneen

16. Deleuze on Desire, Angela Franks

17. Prince of Diplomats, Peter Hitchens

18. Postconstitutional America, Nathan Pinkoski

19. Protestants in Rome, Joshua Kinlaw

20. Strategic Long-Term Propaganda, Randy Boyagoda

21. More Is Needed, Vincent Phillip Muñoz

22. Publishers’ Bind, Joshua P. Hochschild

23. Cheever’s God, Matthew Schmitz

24. The World Turned Upside Down, Matthew Rose

25. For and Against Integralism, Michael Hanby

Our 25 Most Popular Web Exclusives:

1. Coronavirus Reality Check, R. R. Reno

2. Say “No” to Death's Dominion, R. R. Reno

3. Epidemic Danger and Catholic Sacraments, Thomas Joseph White

4. The Billionaires Behind the LGBT Movement, Jennifer Bilek

5. Kamala Harris’s Record of Anti-Catholic Bigotry, Kenneth Craycraft

6. Questioning the Shutdown, R. R. Reno

7. Kamala Harris’s Threat to Religious Believers, Kenneth Craycraft

8. When the Dogma Lives Loudly, Charles J. Chaput

9. Keep the Churches Open!, R. R. Reno

10. Mr. Biden and the Matter of Scandal, Charles J. Chaput

11. We Love Big Brother, Peter Hitchens

12. What I Learned From Amy Coney Barrett, Laura Wolk

13. Theological Fraud, Michael Pakaluk

14. Church As a Non-Essential Service, Matthew Schmitz

15. More Than Our Appetites, J. D. Flynn

16. China’s Catholics and the Church’s Moral Witness, Michael R. Pompeo

17. A Strange Split in the UMC, Carl R. Trueman

18. The Real Damien of Molokai, C. C. Pecknold

19. Goodbye to the European Union, Peter Hitchens

20. Deaths Delayed, Carl R. Trueman

21. A Protestant Apocalypse?, Carl R. Trueman

22. A Striking Display of Sophistry, R. R. Reno

23. The Strain on the British Monarchy, Peter Hitchens

24. Of Statues and Symbolic Murder, Wilfred M. McClay

25. C. S. Lewis and His Stepsons, Jonathon Van Maren

We’ll bring you more outstanding writing on religion and public life in 2021—but we can’t do it without the support of our readers. Donate today!

00 Days
00 Hours
00 Minutes
00 Seconds
Dear Reader,

Your charitable support for First Things is urgently needed before the clock above hits zero.

First Things is proud to be a reader-supported enterprise, and the Spring Campaign is one of only two major reader giving drives each year. It ends on June 30 at 11:59 p.m.

Your gift will fortify First Things to speak boldly on behalf of religious voices in the public square ahead of a pivotal season for our nation and the church.

Please give now.

Make My Gift

Comments are visible to subscribers only. Log in or subscribe to join the conversation.

Tags

Loading...

Filter Web Exclusive Articles

Related Articles