The phenomenon of the birth of a new religion thanks to the work of one person That deserves close attentionRead more
We now turn to Mecca, the centre, which was destined in the VII century to become in the largest religiousRead more
The Bible is a written document, but much of it must rest on oral tradition. Jesus, like Socrates or theRead more
The changed constituency of the Western academy has also had a radical effect upon the teaching of Church history InRead more
It might be supposed that nobody would spend her life studying Christian Scriptures for Biblical Studies unless she was personally committedRead more
Dante Alighieri Naturally enough, therefore, the vast majority of texts and ideas that will be considered in this volume comeRead more
Attempts to define Christian theology can be notoriously facile. One is often told that such theology is “faith seeking understanding.” Alternately,Read more
In the 970s, however, the input of Eastern silver into the Baltic Rim was dramatically reduced and came to aRead more
Approximately in the VIII–IX centuries the region from the Nile to the Amu Darya has changed markedly, even if notRead more
Adam of Bremen in his Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum.1 Roughly, he says that ‘when we pass the isles of theRead more
Islamization was a unique case in the history of great civilizations, you could not keep the earlier written tradition. AlmostRead more
Fear – Under the new controversial law anyone covering their face with a veil will be fined up to 10 thousand dollars.
The Swiss canton of Ticino has imposed a ban on burkas – a full body cloak worn by some Muslim women.
The businessman and political activist from Paris established a one million dollar fund to help women pay the fines imposed against them by the law.Read more
The land of St. John Paul II continues to be strongly Catholic, but signs of decline suggest that a boost from Pope Francis’ visit later this month will be welcome.
When Pope Francis travels to Poland to celebrate World Youth Day and visit the shrine at Jasna Góra, he will encounter one of the world’s most intact and vibrant Catholic cultures, up there with Mexico, the Philippines, Croatia, and Malta.Read more