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.
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.
Forcing people to separate science and religion can lead to damaging denials of science.
The four ingredients for holy incense are listed in the Old Testament, but there was much debate over the origin of one of them -- onycha. Scientists think they've now confirmed the source.
It is time for fundamentalist Christians to examine their own theology and face up to how it has contributed to the abuse of women, intentionally or otherwise.
As well as his 95 Theses, Luther took on the awesome challenge of a new German translation of the Bible in which he set out to challenge both doctrinal and social beliefs.
We still live in a violent world – and the Bible can help children understand it.
In this episode of Trust Me I'm An Expert, we're wading into the same-sex marriage debate with experts on the Bible and the law, and fact-checking claims that kids do best with a mother and a father.
Raising the status of the African languages to that of official languages in South Africa post-1994 led to an explosion of translation and interpreting work in local and foreign languages.
There is nothing inherently Christian about the so-called traditional arrangement of the nuclear family.
There are over eight million Jehovah's Witnesses in 240 countries worldwide. They have no political affiliations and they renounce violence. However, they have been easy targets for many governments.
Women are constantly implicitly blamed, both in the Bible and in contemporary culture, for their rape.
Here's what DNA analysis of relics purported to be from Jesus or his family can actually tell us.
The nativity offers an enticing opportunity to discover how words and interpretations have shaped the story and our understanding of it.
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
Want to know why Hillary isn't president? Just turn to the Bible.
Humans have invented many technologies to survive better – spears, pots, calculators, even language. With language, however, the raw material used to fashion the technology is the human body itself.
A lot of people thought America's religious right was losing its mojo – but it's still got the wherewithal to build a $172m ark.
We need to change our outlook if we are going to improve international relations.