The policies of the medieval Catholic clergy may be responsible for modern psychology in the West.
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A 13th-century painting that hung over an elderly French woman's hot plate for years has sold at auction for $26.8 million.
The most famous crucifixion in the world took place when, according to the New Testament, Jesus was put to death by the Romans. But he was far from the only person who perished on the cross.
From a societal standpoint, you need a divine power watching you only if your neighbor isn't doing so.
Many ancient Inca traditions continue to be appreciated and are carried out today by their decedents.
When Mustafa Şahin first saw photographs of the submerged ancient church under the waves of Turkey's Lake Iznik, he couldn't quite believe what he was seeing.
To understand why a weeping statue would be religiously meaningful, it's first important to appreciate the connection between miracles and the Virgin Mary.
Everyone knows that chocolate eggs don't date from the roots of Christianity, but neither does the name (which the Venerable Bede says came from a pagan goddess).
A series of Earth-shattering volcanic eruptions in Iceland during the Middle Ages may have spurred the people living there to turn away from their pagan gods and convert to Christianity.
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