Media provocateurs and conspiracy theorists insist that they're "just asking questions." No, they aren’t.
"Immodest Acts" tells the story of Benedetta Carlini, a lesbian nun who claimed to be a mystic visionary but failed to convince the leaders of her faith.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
It started with a 22-year-old woman, named in papers only as Mrs McK.
Many first-hand accounts from the golden age of piracy were grossly embellished, meaning it's extremely difficult to separate Blackbeard the legend from Edward Thatch the person.
The gospels imply that Jesus became famous as much for his exorcisms as his ministry.
To the ancient Greeks, exotic animals were proof of mythological creatures. To the ancient Romans, they were oddities and adversaries.
The host of Hardcore History has written his first book, The End Is Always Near.
By toppling medieval Europe’s mightiest political power, the Protestant Reformation ushered in a new age of freedom, religious and otherwise.
When Saint Ambrose of Milan was venerated, his life became public property, its meaning expanding with the unique interpretations of each new generation.
Flying that helicopter too low is counterproductive.
Apparently the Catholic Church is a small business.
The role of the Devil’s advocate was to argue against the beatification of mystics. Contrary to popular belief, they did not wear Prada.
Psychologists W. Keith Campbell, (Ph.D.) and Carolyn Crist explain why narcissists rise to power and how to make sure your support is going to someone making effective, positive change.
Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
UNC School of Medicine researchers identified the amino acid responsible for the trip.
As Russia’s youth welcomed a new era of capitalism in the 1990s, their parents and grandparents clung to fleeting memories of Soviet life.
The pieces don't represent an army, they stand in for the Western social order.
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Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
Less than 1% of all venture capital funding in the US is given to Black entrepreneurs. Now is the time for that to change.