Religion

Take me to the Church

The medieval parish church was the meeting point of many different things, both sacred and secular.

Whose Authority?

The separation of politics and religion has its roots in discourses over whether or not Pontius Pilate could be held guilty of having ordered ‘the death of God’. 

Pilgrims Processed

Muslims from Asia who wished to travel to Mecca on the Hajj were exploited by a trade in human cargo that grew with the opening of the Suez Canal.

Abbots Ascendant

William Chester Jordan’s study of one of medieval Europe’s great monastic rivalries suggests that social mobility may have been more common in the Middle Ages than historians previously thought.

Calvin’s Legacy

Kathryn Hadley examines the life and enduring influence of the French theologian 500 years after his birth.