Stereotypes about religion vs. science are overblown – but those assumptions can create challenges for religious grad students, a sociologist finds.
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.
Your doctor’s MD emerged from the Dark Ages, where practicing rational “human medicine” was seen as an expression of faith and maintaining one’s health a religious duty.
Witchcraft is an enduring source of fascination but also prone to popular misconceptions.
Christian leaders in Ghana are pushing the envelope of influence in political affairs.
Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality is attempting to move the church toward a more dialogue-based model of authority, a scholar of Catholicism explains.
Much of the tourism industry that’s sprung up around Amish areas says more about Americans’ own identity than Amish values, a scholar writes.
Comedians like Stephen Colbert might mock the entertainment mecca, but live theater is in too much of a crisis to dismiss the town’s formula of spectacle meets story.
Medieval monastics were often discouraged from owning companion animals, which were viewed as a distraction, a religion scholar explains.
The ‘Shepherd of Hermas’ has been accused of being pedantic, even boring. In the first few centuries of Christianity, though, it was a hit.
Modern pilgrims are increasingly turning to the waves in search of more creative and contemporary ways to explore their faith and its history.
Coral has been incorporated into traditions, art and even religion in communities around the world.
Several countries across Europe are introducing new legislation to curb hate speech against religions, even as they get rid of older blasphemy laws.
The merging of technology and faith is sparking a transformative shift in redefining spirituality and religious practices.
New memoirs by Rachel Louise Snyder and Steph Lentz chart the territory of being shaped by an ill-fitting version of strict Christianity – and their struggle to free themselves.
Is Jesus a peacemaker or a warrior? A socialist or a capitalist? Depending on whom you ask, American Christians see Christ as all these things and more.
With modern borders drawn up by colonial powers, some African governments have turned to religion to try to forge national unity since independence.
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.
Most of the convention’s core organizers were Quakers. The religious movement’s beliefs about men and women’s equality before God has shaped members’ activism for centuries.