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A French priest’s shocking attack on religion called for the fall of altars and the heads of kings. 

The arrival of a Christian mission on the island of Dobu in Papua New Guinea was met with ambivalence, but it resulted in a mixing of cultures and the development of new traditions.

An unsolved Renaissance mystery casts light on the dark world of extortion, revenge and power politics at the heart of the Catholic Church.

Archaeology can provide new historical narratives for familiar places. The excavations at Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness, beyond the Great Glen on...

The coverage of a disaster in Chile revealed religious divisions among the world’s press.

Medieval hermits were the agony aunts of their day. 

Medieval understanding of the soul and the body meant that a saintly life was a life of physical restrictions. Katherine Harvey explores the extreme suffering bishops put themselves through, from weeping and celibacy to starvation and, sometimes, death.

The movement and plight of people compelled to leave their own countries and to seek asylum overseas is ever present in our television broadcasts...

Do the dead matter? This is the central question in this meticulously researched, all-encompassing exploration of our mortal remains. At its heart...

The founder of the Quakers died on January 13th 1691.