History Stories
CATEGORY: Christianity
‘A Wrinkle in Time’s’ Long Religious Controversy
March 7, 2018

Before it was a Disney movie, many thought the book was heretical. Read More

How Medieval Churches Used Witch Hunts to Gain More Followers
January 10, 2018

The Catholic and Protestant churches promoted themselves by persecuting witches, economists argue. Read More

The War of Words behind ‘Happy Holidays’
December 14, 2017

Seasonal greetings have never been so controversial. Read More

Step Into the Vatican’s Secret Archives
December 6, 2017

The archives’ treasures are the stuff of legend—but their existence is absolutely real. Read More

Map: Top Templar Sites in Western Europe
November 27, 2017

These were special spots for the Brotherhood. Read More

Martin Luther Might Not Have Nailed His 95 Theses to the Church Door
October 31, 2017

On the 500th anniversary of his defiant act, scholars question whether it actually happened. Read More

Discovery Shows Early Christians Didn’t Always Take the Bible Literally
August 25, 2017

Before the printing press, Christians were more flexible with how they interpreted the Bible. Read More

Harvard Professor Concedes “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” Likely Fake
June 21, 2016

In light of new evidence, a Harvard professor who revealed a controversial papyrus fragment suggesting Jesus was married now admits that it is likely a modern forgery. Read More

Renovations Begin on Jesus’ Tomb in Jerusalem
June 7, 2016

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of the ancient tomb where Christians believe Jesus was buried, is undergoing renovations for the first time in more than 200 years. Read More

Tests Reveal “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” Not Fake
April 15, 2014

Scientific testing has determined that a controversial papyrus fragment suggesting Jesus was married is not a modern forgery. Read More