In three Gospels, Christ suffers in silence, while in the fourth he speaks out. Either way, the result is the same: crucifixtion and death.
We may imagine Jesus in long robes with baggy sleeves, but this is far from how he would have dressed.
The inn, the shepherds, angels and animals: pretty much everything we think we know about the Christmas story is historically wrong.
Trump embraced evangelicals in his first year as president. Here, scholars provide historical context to how the religious right has shaped American politics over the past decades.
Belief in miracles such as the virgin birth of Jesus are surprisingly persistent – even in the 21st century.
New economic realities have raised new challenges in applying Biblical principles to economic life. But they could still provide guidance on how to help those in need and how to levy taxes.
When writing A Christmas Carol, did Charles Dickens get his inspiration for Scrooge, Marley's ghost and Tiny Tim from the Bible?
A sausage roll standing in for the Christ Child? It's not as weird as you might think.
The Alabama state auditor defended Roy Moore, citing Mary and Joseph. A scholar goes back to early Christian texts texts to explain lesser-known beliefs about the relationship.
Offering food to deities in Hinduism has deep religious significance. And most Hindu deities are not served meat.
How Trey Parker and Matt Stone made it for the long haul. Parental Advisory: explicit content.
The 19th-century social gospel, which emphasized how Jesus’ ethical teachings could address poverty and inequality, continues to live on in the activism of the religious left.
The particular brand of masculinity promoted by Africa's influential male church leaders tends to devalue women, re-inscribe male domination.
The nativity offers an enticing opportunity to discover how words and interpretations have shaped the story and our understanding of it.
Before Christmas became child-centred, Father Christmas was the personification of a mid-winter feast of merrymaking for adults – and he brought no presents.
The Christian left has played a strong role in America's history. In this election too, it is not silent.
Judas has had a 2,000-year raw deal. Here's why it's time for a rethink.
The sources offer an intriguing – and surprising – insight.
It's regarded as a Biblical myth, but what the magi are supposed to have seen is rooted in astronomy.
The celebration of Christmas has distinct variations around the world, with many of these local traditions arising from particular historical circumstances.