Augustine's theology came to define Christianity, but there was a rival theology.
A Nazi institute produced a Bible without the Old Testament that portrayed Jesus as an Aryan hero fighting Jewish people.
Six denominations share the Holy Sepulcher, but not all between them is peace and love.
Spirituality can be an uncomfortable word for atheists. But does it deserve the antagonism that it gets?
Research shows that bone fragments of Jesus's (possible) brother belong to someone else.
Is death the final frontier? We ask scientists, philosophers, and spiritual leaders about life after death.
The heart of the religious ritual is mysticism, argues Brian Muraresku in "The Immortality Key."
In "The Immortality Key," Brian Muraresku speculates that the Eucharist could have once been more colorful.
Christmas was banned in 1647 and rebellions broke out across the country.
The message matters more than the man.
Christians and Muslims that pick out unconscious patterns are more likely to believe in a god.
In a recent study, researchers examined how Christian nationalism is affecting the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apparently the Catholic Church is a small business.
Placing science and religion at opposite ends of the belief spectrum is to ignore their unique purposes.
Bastet was the daughter of the sun. The ancient Egyptian goddess was originally a fierce lioness warrior—a strong woman with the head of a big cat. Over time, her image […]
A debate is raging inside and outside of churches.
The texts were previously thought to be blank and were cut up for materials studies.
A recent survey also found that political messaging from the pulpit increased the likelihood of believing presidents to be ordained by God.
Is the cult of youth what we really want trailing us into the afterlife?
'The Broad and Narrow Way' helped 19th-century preachers explain the consequences of virtue and vice.
The separation of church and state is being dismantled one bill at a time.
A few traditions in the Roman Catholic Church can be traced back to pagan cults, rites, and deities.
Objections to liberalism are often tied to traditions, morals, and cultural identity.
Philosophy professor James Sterba revives a very old argument.
Here's why scary stories were once an integral part of Christmas Eve festivities.
These films offer viewers a glimpse into the world as it is could be.
We should care about constitutional rights for all, says lawyer and religious freedom scholar Asma T. Uddin. If they are denied for some, history demonstrates how they may be at risk for us all.
A new book by constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel takes on Christian nationalism.
Witchcraft and pagan spiritualities are on the rise in the United States — especially within mainstream youth culture.