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.
Academics and religious leaders address the role of faith and community in managing mental health issues in young people and society as a whole.
A scholar of the ancient Near East explains how loan forgiveness was handled thousands of years ago in the Bible and royal decrees.
Faith can inform opinions about abortion on both sides of the political debate, but the Bible itself says nothing directly about the topic, a biblical scholar explains.
The field of ‘monster studies’ looks at how texts reflect ideas about what’s evil, weird or scary.
Christian support for legislation prohibiting abortion is a cultural and political stance. It has nothing to do with the Bible.
The Catholic Church considers St. Joseph a role model of fatherhood and faith. In many countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on his feast day.
Sydney Diocese opposition to same-sex marriage is rejected by other diocese at the General Synod- a move that may see the church fracture.
Two scholars of fundamentalism and creationism explain what they found when they visited the Ark Encounter, an evangelical theme park in Kentucky,
Easter and Passover begin on the same weekend this year. This is an opportunity to revisit misconceptions about Jesus’s ministry and to address anti-Jewish uses of Christian scripture.
Classic literature is full of themes that speak to refugees’ experience today, from the Book of Exodus to ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’