Being religious may come with a longevity boost, a new study suggests.
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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.
The cremated remains of what could be the Buddha have been found in China, along with 260 buddhist statues.
The Maya civilization stretched throughout Central America and reached its peak during the first millennium A.D.
An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century.
The strike in Iran once again exposes the centuries-old sectarian Shia-Sunni divide. What is at the heart of this schism?
For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.
Many in the West treat blasphemy as an obsolete concept. A scholar argues that blasphemy laws in the West suggest otherwise, while also sharing common features with such laws in the Muslim world.
The movie 'The Case for Christ' was released this weekend. A scholar takes a close look at the claims for the historicity of Jesus' resurrection.
Writings at the time of WWI aimed to construct a religiously diverse and conflicted America into a virtuous, Christian nation. This narrative continued in the cemeteries for the war heroes.