On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Germany’s Wittenberg Castle Church and inadvertently ushered in what came to be known as the Reformation.Read More »
A trans soldier in the ancient Roman army?
Although foreign to us moderns, the cinaedus was a familiar figure to ancient Greeks and Romans, whose identity raised concerns about gender.Read More »
Explaining the rise in hate crimes against Muslims in the US
The rhetoric politicians use after terrorist attacks is correlated closely to sharp increases and decreases in hate crimes.Read More »
Will global warming change Native American religious practices?
Policies related to the mining of natural resources and damming of rivers on indigenous lands have also led to changes in Native Americans’ religious practices.Read More »
Why cash remains sacred in American churches
Individuals can use the same US$100 to buy drugs, feed a frugal family for a week, buy a designer scarf or give it to God in an offering plate.Read More »
What do protests about Harry Potter books teach us?
But not everyone celebrated Harry’s big day. In fact, a vocal group of Christians – usually identified as “Bible-believing” or fundamentalist Christians – has been resistant to Harry’s charms from the start.Read More »