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Michael Mullett defines the Theses' role in the Lutheran Reformation.

Since its discovery in Yemen in 1972 a collection of brittle documents, believed to be among the earliest Koranic texts, has been the subject of fierce and divisive debate among scholars of Islamic history, as Scott MacMillan reports.

Volume: 61 Issue: 4 2011

Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of St Catherine of Siena's canonisation by Pope Pius II.

Volume: 61 Issue: 4 2011

The Victorian era was an age of faith – which is why it was also a golden period of progress, argues Tim Stanley.

Volume: 61 Issue: 5 2011

Four hundred years after it was first published, the Authorised Version of the Bible remains hugely influential, especially in the US. Derek Wilson examines its origins and its legacy.

Volume: 61 Issue: 1 2011

An insight into the London Library's remarkable collection of early English versions of the Bible, at the heart of which is a copy of the King James Bible of 1611.


A solution to the turmoil in the Middle East seems as far away as ever. But, says Martin Gilbert, past relations between Muslims and Jews have often been harmonious and can be so again.

Volume: 60 Issue: 8 2010

The gulf between the religious ideals of US conservatives and those of the European Enlightenment is as wide as the Atlantic. Tim Stanley looks at the origins and the enduring legacy of the American revivalist tradition.

Volume: 60 Issue: 11 2010

Hywel Williams revisits an article by Peter Munz, first published in History Today in 1959, and asks who needed whose approval most, the great ruler of the Franks or Pope Leo III?

Volume: 60 Issue: 9 2010

Richard Cavendish marks an important anniversary for one of Europe's most fantastic pieces of medieval architecture.

Volume: 60 Issue: 10 2010

The murder of a 12-year-old boy in Norwich in 1144 inspired Thomas of Monmouth, a monk from the city's cathedral, to create an anti-semitic account of the incident. His influential work reveals much about life and belief in medieval England, argues Miri Rubin.

Volume: 60 Issue: 6 2010

Though Protestants sought to distance themselves from Roman Catholics on the subject, angels  played a key role in Protestant culture as a means by which to understand humans and their place in the universe, explains Joad Raymond.

Volume: 60 Issue: 12 2010

Gemma Betros examines the problems the Revolution posed for religion, and that religion posed for the Revolution.

Issue: 68 2010

The Great Exhibition of 1851 was not only a celebration of Victorian Britain’s scientific and economic pre-eminence but also a hymn to the religion that underpinned it, argues Geoffrey Cantor.

Volume: 60 Issue: 7 2010

Richard Wilkinson elucidates the paradoxical career of one of the key figures of English Protestantism.

Issue: 68 2010

Ben Sandell shows that grappling with the meaning of a key term can reveal much about the nature of conflict in 16th-century France.

Issue: 67 2010

During the Anglo-French conflicts that characterised the 14th century, the Oxford theologian John Wyclif challenged the  ‘un-Christian’ pursuit of war and wealth. Yet, just like anti-war protesters today, Wyclif had little influence on Parliament or the king, writes Rory Cox. 

Volume: 60 Issue: 8 2010

Stella Rock sees a renaissance of religious traditions at what was one of Russia’s most vibrant monasteries before the Soviet purge.

Volume: 59 Issue: 2 2009

The conflict between supporters of Darwin’s theory of evolution and Creationists is often portrayed as the latest skirmish in an age-old struggle between science and religion. It is anything but, claims Thomas Dixon, who argues that Creationism, and its pseudo-scientific offspring, ‘Intelligent Design’, are products peculiar to US history, the response of Christian fundamentalists to the Founding Fathers' separation of church and state.

Volume: 59 Issue: 2 2009

The continuing use of AD and BC is not only factually wrong but also offensive to many who are not Christians.

Volume: 59 Issue 10 2009

Lucy Wooding introduces a highly significant, but often much misunderstood, cultural force.

Issue: 64 2009

Richard Cavendish remembers the death of England's only pope, on September 1st, 1159.

Volume: 59 Issue 9 2009

Richard Cavendish looks back at the life of a most pious Christian saint.

Volume: 59 Issue: 4 2009

Did the first Christian Roman emperor appropriate the pagan festival of Saturnalia to celebrate the birth of Christ? Matt Salusbury weighs the evidence.

Volume: 59 Issue: 12 2009

Disillusionment with Iran’s secular king brought the Islamists to power in 1979. Will the population now oust the ruling theocracy, asks Baqer Moin?

Volume: 59 Issue: 8 2009

Edna Fernandes visits a madrassa in northern India founded in the wake of the Indian Mutiny. One of the first Islamic fundamentalist schools, its influence has spread into Pakistan and Afghanistan, among the Taliban and followers of Osama bin Laden.

Volume: 59 Issue: 2 2009

Simon Lemieux provides an overview of 16th-century Catholicism, focusing on the key issues often selected by examiners.

Issue: 63 2009

An idea promoted by Pope Urban II at the end of the 11th century continues to resonate in modern poliltics. Jonathan Phillips traces the 800-year history of ‘Crusade’ and its power as a concept that shows no sign of diminishing.

Volume: 59 Issue: 11 2009

Simon Lemieux examines examples of German Protestant propaganda.

Issue: 65 2009
Richard Cavendish remembers a 16th century papal attempt to restrict the power of Venice.
Volume: 59 Issue: 4 2009

Peter Marshall asks how diligently Wolsey served his Church.

Issue: 60 2008

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