Some conservative Christians have taken to claiming ‘victim’ status in the modern world, but we should be wary of such claims.
The cross was not always the dominant symbol of Christianity, and would certainly not have been worn as a fashion accessory by early Christians.
Two food scientists, an entomologist, an anthropologist, a veterinarian and a historian walk into a bar (of chocolate) and tell bitter and sweet stories of this favorite treat.
Like Halloween and Christmas, today’s Easter traditions are a blend of Christian and non-Christian influences.
Eggs have long symbolised rebirth and renewal, making them perfect to commemorate the story of Jesus’ resurrection.
Donkeys and palm leaves are both associated with Christianity’s Palm Sunday – but their symbolism couldn’t be more different.
A roundup of The Conversation’s articles about this holy Christian season and its history.
Pancake Day isn’t just about pancakes.
Christians have engaged in passionate debates over the meaning of the resurrection. Baptists may be distinct in that they believe an external religious authority cannot enforce views on such matters.
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.
Religion has been a laughing matter since the middle ages.
Despite the recent Kinder chocolate recall, there’s no cause for wider concern about chocolate safety.
You can still tell the truth without ruining everyone’s Easter. Here are some tips.
It’s totally fine to eat chocolate with a white film on the surface. But what is it, how did it get there, and how can it be avoided?
A folklorist explains the prehistoric origins of the mythical Easter Bunny and why this longstanding cultural symbol keeps returning each spring.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s famous musical has long inspired controversy for how it depicts the story of Jesus of Nazareth.
Many Easter treats hark back to medieval times.
A healthy diet can include some candy. But if you eat too much, it can interfere with your appetite for the stuff your body actually needs.
Some among the Baptist movement interpret the Resurrection as God’s response and commitment to liberating the poor and the oppressed.
Easter celebrates the Christian belief that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. And for centuries, this resurrection was seen as a guarantee that our own bodies would do the same.