Supporters of President Trump put up a Cross outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6,
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A scholar of religion explains a growing Christian movement that believes Trump was part of God's plan to bring heaven to Earth.
Australians have always preferred to keep their faith private, and politics "out" of religion. But the two are intrinsically entwined, and always have been.
Surrounded by army cadets, U.S. President Donald Trump watches the first half of the 121st Army-Navy Football Game at the United States Military Academy in New York City on Dec. 12, 2020.
The messianic language used in relationship to Donald Trump and QAnon conspiracy theories have their roots in Christian expectations of messianic deliverance.
Preparing food is an important ritual in providing care and comfort.
Biblical texts contain many references to food, reflecting the complex symbolism in the preparation and sharing of food.
The Shrine of the Holy Nativity, Bethlehem, 1849.
Recent archaeological studies suggest that early Christians were identifying important sites as little as a century after the last of the gospels.
The Dead Sea scrolls show scribes using the theme of four kingdoms (Babylon-Persia, Greece, Rome and the kingdom of God) as a flexible way to prophecize.
There is a long history of recalculating historical prophecies and projections based on the theme of four kingdoms.
Phantasmogoria: how the New York Times portrayed the moon and its inhabitants.
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How a series of spoof newspaper reports from America became the cradle of science fiction.
Haunting scene: Jim Piddick as Father Stack in Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor.
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A much talked-about scene from the latest Netflix horror raises important questions about how the Bible deals with mental health.
Members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal organization, which began in Pennsylvania in 1967, holding a meeting in France.
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The Catholic charismatic movement in the United States began during the 1960s. The practices of Catholic charismatics encompass various forms of Pentecostalism.
Pope Urban II giving marching orders ahead of the First Crusade.
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From the crusades of the medieval period to racial violence today, mankind has sought ways to 'sanctify' harmful actions, explains a scholar of religion.
Marx, Madison or God? Who said it first…or at all?
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At the height of Reaganism, close to half of Americans believed a phrase popularized by Karl Marx actually derived from the US Constitution. It doesn't, but scholars have traced it to the Bible.
God creating night and day.
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Trump recently suggested that a vote for Biden would hurt God. Religion scholars explain what, in Christian theology, it would take to injure the creator.
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New scientific research reveals how Thomas Cromwell's Machiavellian manoeuvring influenced his own depiction on the front of The Great Bible.
Christian fundamentalists like Ken Ham, CEO of the evangelical group that owns the Creation Museum, believe dinosaurs were among the animals rescued on Noah’s Ark.
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A Kentucky museum tells the history of the universe according to the Bible in an effort to debunk evolution. Its owner, the Christian group Answers in Genesis, promotes right-wing political causes.
Mosaic in San Vitale Basilica, Ravenna, Italy.
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Millions step into cathedrals and chapels on a regular basis. The history of these places of worship offers important insights into Christianity.
Painting depicting transfiguration of Jesus, a story in the New Testament when Jesus becomes radiant upon a mountain.
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Recent protests on racial justice have also questioned the portrayal of Jesus as a white man. An art historian explains how this image appeared and came to be marketed worldwide.
Donald Trump poses with Bible at a moment of national crisis.
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In appearing with Bible in hand at the time of crisis, Trump is signaling his position as defender of traditional values, while 'othering' detractors. Russia's Putin and India's Modi have done similar things.
US president, Donald Trump, brandishing a Bible outside St John’s Episcopal Church in Washington DC on June 1, 2020.
The history of early Christianity shows the power of the Bible used as a sign of resistance against repression at the hands of the Romans.
Had Trump read the text he held, he would have found a story of liberation for slaves, a divine preference for the poor, and a damning critique of any empire that oppressed its people.
Woodcut from 1665 depicting the Black Death.
From the Black Death to COVID-19, there have always been those who think good Christian practice will save them from death.