Was the subjugation of indigenous peoples a just means to expedite Christianity? On 15 August 1550, a humanist scholar and a Dominican friar debated.
Belief in Prester John, a lost Christian king ruling over a distant kingdom, gripped medieval Europe for half a millennium. Once seen as a saviour, he would become an adversary.
In the Bible, angels do not have wings. How did they come to take the form we know today?
The medieval period was a golden age of saints and miracles, but they were met with a healthy dose of scepticism.
Despite the religious rupture caused by the Reformation, fear of the Apocalypse remained common to both sides of western Christendom. But older, classical ideas of an eternal return were at work, too.
An account of how belief became opinion.
How one of the greatest advances in human culture, the Gutenberg Bible, also helped divide Christendom.
A master of the early Renaissance depicts the moment that Christians regard as the confirmation of Jesus’ divinity.
The ideas set out by Martin Luther sparked a reformation in the idea of authority itself.
A comprehensive account of the man who split western Christendom for good.