Mary Magdelene film props up a view of Judaism as archaic, unchanging and out of date.
Jesus and Mary are white, while an unsympathetic Peter is played with a cod 'African' accent.
What would our church and society look like if we were confronted with the reality that the body hung on the cross was brown?
Unstable relations between China and Vietnam are affecting the lives of Hmong highlanders in surprising ways.
Crucifixion was more than just physical punishment, it was also a devastating emotional and psychological act of violence.
New archaeological research on Glastonbury Abbey pushes back the date for the earliest settlement of the site by 200 years – and reopens debate on Glastonbury’s origin myths.
Putin and Trump both invoke a kind of religion that emphasises a past golden age, rather than shared practices of church attendance and piety.
For centuries, Mary Magdalene was wrongly depicted as a repentant whore, diminishing her vital role as witness to the resurrection. A new film portraying her life does much to restore her character.
Addressing male cultures of tribalism and violence needs to be central to the response to reports of hazing and violence in Austrslia's university colleges.
The Catholic Church has historically been unwilling to extend full priesthood to women. However, Pope Francis could take the lead in ordaining women to become deacons, a scholar says.
The Vatican is training priests to recognise and deal with the demonically possessed. This re-emergence of the Devil in popular Western culture is part of a new engagement with an enchanted world.
Antisemitic incidents are on the rise across the globe. To understand this modern hatred we need to look into the past and understand its origins.
Divine inspiration was at the centre of music for thousands of years – until post-war conservatoires got other ideas.
In three Gospels, Christ suffers in silence, while in the fourth he speaks out. Either way, the result is the same: crucifixtion and death.
Even though more than half of Australia's Christians are in favour of marriage equality, churches have been slow to allow it – here's why.
We may imagine Jesus in long robes with baggy sleeves, but this is far from how he would have dressed.
A groundbreaking High Court ruling outlawing the spanking of children in South Africa has outraged some Christian bodies that claim parents are entitled to hit their children in a "godly way".
California megachurches played a significant role in how millions of people - Christian or not - understand Christianity.
Nearly one of every four people in the US is unaffiliated, which has prompted speculation that this would increase support for liberal policies. A scholar provides some lessons from history.
The inn, the shepherds, angels and animals: pretty much everything we think we know about the Christmas story is historically wrong.