The world didn't end in 1843. Professor David Holland explains the end-of-times prediction from a Pittsfield, Massachusetts-born preacher that grew into a following known as the Millerites, and how it led to the launching of a new movement that came to be known as the Seventh-day Adventists.
During his visit to the U.S., in addition to making history as the first pope to address Congress and parading through Central Park, Pope Francis will encounter a constituency that is deeply divided and far more "Americanist" than the one that Pope Leo XIII condemned 100 years ago.
To Dean David N. Hempton, Europe has lost touch with the roots of its culture and is at a crossroads. The once- Christian continent is in an identity crisis amid an increasingly secular and interconnected world.
Professor Frank Clooney, the CSWR director, writes about nearing the end of a month-long visit to Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University, where he once again was a visiting research scholar and a kind of academic consultant in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry.
From Baghdad to Cairo to Edirne, hospitals were major and integral components of medieval and early modern Islamic cities. But what role did they play in these cities and their societies? In this podcast, Professor Ahmed Ragab examines the history and significance of hospitals in Mamluk Egypt and Syria.
With all of the excitement around U.S. and Cuban relations finally opening up there is a host of questions around race and religion that are fundamental to the lives of Afro-Cuban religious practitioners left to be asked.
When it comes to the story of how early Christianity was formed, two people may spring to mind. According to the author of the Acts of the Apostles, Paul and Peter were the primary forces in the movement—literally the movers, if not shakers—of early Christianity!