Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize the authority of the ‘fathers’ to guide teaching on doctrinal issues.
Although many modern people tend to see ‘magic’ and ‘religion’ as separate, magic was actually integral to the development of Christianity.
The story of the ‘Cadaver Synod’ tells us that in some cases, even the departed can be held to account.
Recent archaeological studies suggest that early Christians were identifying important sites as little as a century after the last of the gospels.
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.
The latest film from the wizarding world JK Rowling echoes ancient themes of covens and devil worship.
An expert explains how a complex set of canon laws and trials are the major obstacle to holding priests accountable. The power to take action is often vested in the Vatican.
Different cultural groups respond with numerous, often conflicting, answers to questions about life after death. An expert explains the Christian idea of heaven.
We disapprove of distraction and consider attention as being valuable. What if they were, in fact, morally charged words, referring to the same behavior? Here’s what early Christian monks thought.