Faith communities can use their influence and large following to fight climate change.
Borman’s professionalism helped the risky Apollo 8 mission become a success.
A scholar of American religion explains how a new phenomenon of Jesus images on TikTok is tapping into the prosperity gospel, a Christian belief that God will reward faith with this-worldly comforts.
Advanced artificial intelligence is new, but a similar idea has been around for hundreds of years: the power of a just-right sequence of numbers, letters or elements to animate matter.
The ‘Shepherd of Hermas’ has been accused of being pedantic, even boring. In the first few centuries of Christianity, though, it was a hit.
Distinct from civil disobedience, this legal strategy demands complete compliance with the law – even when there are loopholes that the laws’ creators didn’t intend.
There was no one type of slavery in ‘biblical’ or ‘ancient’ societies, given how varied they were. But much of what historians know about slavery during those eras is horrific.
A scholar of the Hebrew Bible argues that very little is known about the location of Mount Sinai, and it is likely that it was once part of a foundational legend.
Invisible to the naked eye, the work of the wind often goes unnoticed. Yet, for millennia, this unseen force has shaped religion, trade, warfare, culture, science and more.
In the beginning of the Bible, the tree of life represents what sets humans apart from divinity – but other texts use the symbol to depict mankind’s relationship with God.
Missionaries and African translators working on local versions of the Bible divided South Africa’s ethnic groups by language.
Codex Sassoon 1053 is not exactly the oldest known complete Hebrew bible. So how can we explain its astronomical price?
The famous biblical book alludes to God only once. Historically, though, most interpreters have argued the poem’s about love between the divine and his people.
Those who exclude any groups of people from God’s kingdom choose to ignore the teaching of Jesus.
Support for strong gun ownership rights is often associated with conservative Christian views, but religion and self-defense have a much longer history in the United States.
The idea of virgin birth has been part of Christianity since the start, but its significance has shifted over time.
Simchat Torah is about more than beginning to read the Torah all over again. It’s about the need to reexamine what we think we know, over and over again.
The Bible is full of stories about migrants. That doesn’t mean it has a simple takeaway message about them.
Samaritans still live in Israel, where they are often caught between Israeli and Palestinian identities.
The centrality of religion as a governing principle is cause for concern given the reversals of women’s rights seen globally.