She was a radical and revolutionary figure who is just as important to the story of Christmas as her son.
Australians have always preferred to keep their faith private, and politics "out" of religion. But the two are intrinsically entwined, and always have been.
Recent archaeological studies suggest that early Christians were identifying important sites as little as a century after the last of the gospels.
A peace deal brokered by Russia ended the war on Nov. 9, but the rich architectural heritage of the region is still at risk.
It will always be too early, depending on who you ask, so put up your decorations whenever you want if it makes you happy.
Historians and scientists discovered how colonisation in eastern Europe changed ecosystems – and the societies embedded in them.
Many saints are venerated for specific reasons, professions or even nations. There are saints who are believed to provide assistance in selling a property.
Joe Biden and Mike Pence both wrote op-eds in a Christian paper. How their use of Christianity, history and politics differ.
Polls show that a majority of evangelicals back Trump. But that hides a growing divide between enthusiasts of the president and those who question his fitness for office, argues a moral theologian.
Italian teenager Carlo Acutis, who died at the age of 15, is on the path to becoming a saint. A scholar explains the long history of child saints in the Catholic Church.
'Homeless Jesus' exemplifies how faith-based organizations can use public art to communicate religious ideas in a respectful and accessible way.
Religion has often been a key motivation for philanthropy and economic fairness. Africans in the diaspora champion this.
Societies and cultures that seem ossified and entrenched can be completely upended by pandemics, which create openings for conquest, innovation and social change.
From the crusades of the medieval period to racial violence today, mankind has sought ways to 'sanctify' harmful actions, explains a scholar of religion.
Indian Americans constitute a mere 1.5% of the population, but their impact on American politics can be disproportionate, a political scientist argues.
The ancient term 'acedia' describes the paradoxical combination of jangling nerves and vague lack of purpose many of us are feeling now. Reviving the label might help.
A historian explains the impact of culture and American Hollywood heroes such as John Wayne who have helped fashion the ideal of a masculine Christianity.
Evangelicals used to stay out of party politics. No longer.
Narratives throughout history illustrate how pandemics make people grapple with their faith, leading them to deepen religious beliefs or reject them altogether.
Stories featuring demons and sex date back to early Judaism and Christianity. They inspired the witch craze and continue to be believed by many conservative Christians in America.