An Egyptian Muslim woman holds candles in front of the Coptic Christian Cathedral in tribute to the victims of a bomb attack in Cairo on Dec. 17, 2016.
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Among the Christians of the Middle East, the largest number – some eight million or so – is of Egypt’s Copts. Here's their story.
What is the true nature of temptation?
While temptation can be an invitation to sin, experiencing temptation can also make us consider more deeply: What is it that tempts us and why?
Professor Kasimir Popkonstantinov and the marble reliquary that potentially held John the Baptist’s bones.
Here's what DNA analysis of relics purported to be from Jesus or his family can actually tell us.
What is the origin of Easter eggs?
A scholar explains the rich historical roots of Easter and how it has evolved over the centuries.
Basilica of San Vitale, a church in Ravenna, Italy,
The movie 'The Case for Christ' is released this weekend. A scholar takes a close look at the claims for the historicity of Jesus' resurrection.
The crosses at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France.
Writings at the time of WWI aimed to construct a religiously diverse and conflicted America into a virtuous, Christian nation. This narrative continued in the cemeteries for the war heroes.
Should you be digitally fasting this Lent?
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Digital fasting during Lent has become popular. Technology, in fact, can be good for religion.
A scholar explains how mercy could be a simple act of opening oneself to those with opposing views.
Youths hold hands for a prayer during a gathering at sunset outside the Christian Fellowship Church in Benton, Kentucky.
Younger evangelicals have a very different view of their faith.Their perspective on issues such as immigration and economic inequality differs widely from that of the religious right.
Resurrection, by Andrea Mantegna, 15th Century.
How do you bring someone back from the dead?
Eve (and Adam) pay the price.
Many biblical women have suffered from centuries of bad press. So what were they really like?
Peter Gertner Crucifixion Walters.
The sources offer an intriguing – and surprising – insight.
Jesus, Stained Glass Detail Of The Church St Etienne Fecamp, Normandy, France.
We all know his name, but the face of Christ remains frustratingly elusive ... doesn't it?
‘What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?’
What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?
Evidence to support the idea of a married Jesus is about as minimal as it ever has been.
The Gospel of Jesus' Wife, once thought to be authentic, has been revealed as a fraud. How did critical scholarship uncover the truth, and how can it further biblical studies?
What was the celestial body the three wise men followed 2,000 years ago?
The wise men were likely accomplished Greek astrologers, watching the stars for signs of a king’s birth. Technical terms used in the Bible’s description point to a real astronomical event.
The earliest sources only reference the clearly fictional ‘Christ of Faith’.
Did a man called Jesus of Nazareth walk the earth? Discussions over whether the figure known as the “Historical Jesus” actually existed primarily reflect disagreements among atheists. Believers, who uphold…