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Catholics And Protestants Mark 500th Anniversary Of Martin Luther's Reformation
Centuries later, these two Christian groups are working towards unity.
Robot Priest Is Ringing In The 500th Anniversary Of The Reformation
Talk about deus ex machina.
Women Priests Are a No-Brainer: Banning Them is Just Dumb
Journalist, feminist and nonfiction author, celiawexler.com
The other, more subtle, argument one hears about Pope Francis's reluctance to admit women to the priesthood goes something
The Once and Future Faith
Pastor, Lockwood Community Church
Christianity has changed over the years. This change has not taken place in Christianity's core beliefs, which are substantially the same as they were at the beginning. The change has happened in its outward expressions. The soul of the faith is little altered; its body has changed.
Modern Germans Reenact Medieval Battles
While filming our Protestant Reformation documentary in Germany, we decided to use Rothenburg's 16th-century settings to do my "on cameras." It was perfect: Its Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum is the best of its kind.
Documentary Style à la Ken Burns
Ken Burns can enthrall me for hours on end with lavishly filmed, edited and narrated history. It's my hope that our hour-long special on Luther and the Reformation will be enthralling too.
We're in Germany filming a one-hour special about Martin Luther and the Reformation which will be released in a year for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Martin Luther's Been Kidnapped!
We've begun a twelve-day TV shoot in Germany for a public television special celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (due out in late 2016). Perhaps you don't know yet how exciting this is.
The 'Faith Militant' On 'Game Of Thrones' Were Inspired By A Real Religious Movement
If you know more than Jon Snow, you’ll know that religion in Westeros bears striking similarities to faith in the real world
The Islamic State, The Münster Rebellion, And the Apocalypse
Author, 'Imaginary Animals,' The Mythical Zoo,' 'Stealing Fire...
The crisis of Islam today, as it fragments into antagonistic factions, bears some resemblance to that of Christianity in the sixteenth century. Yet even detailed historical patterns can be like faces that we see in clouds, landscapes that we see in agate, or prophesies of the Delphic oracle.
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Man Between God and the Devil: Martin Luther and the Reclamation of Halloween
William E. Flippin, Jr.
Advocate for justice, ecumenist, grassroots organizer
What if I looked at on this Reformation Day Oberman's critique in light of Halloween how would Luther speak today in that reclamation? What would a reclaimed Halloween express?
Presbyterian Church Crawling Toward Marriage Equality
Monroe’s a religion columnist, weekly commentator on Boston Pu...
Many Presbyterians jubilantly proclaimed that the Holy Spirit had unquestionably descended upon the 221st General Assembly when commissioners voted to amend the definition of "marriage" in the Book of Order from a union of "a man and a woman" to a union of "two people."
Calvinism and Conflict
Historian of religion in the U.S., author of over 60 books, sp...
Last Saturday was the day set aside for the annual festival commemorating "The Conversion of St. Paul." Did anyone notice? Still, Paul is "all over the place" in Christianity. Almost everything about him evokes or signals conflict.
500th Reformation Anniversary: Catholics, Lutherans To Mark Split Together
By Reuters, Reuters
But while ecumenical dialogue has developed new common understandings on some divisive points, other doctrines - such as
The Council of Trent, 450 Years Later
John W. O'Malley
Theology Department, Georgetown University
The sad fact is that even many theologians, Catholic and other, have only a generic grasp of the council as a historical happening, and, hence, are led to pronounce judgments on it that are misleading and, generally, more negative than the council deserves.
Easter: A Moveable Feast
This year Easter will be celebrated on March 31, but in 2014 it will occur on April 20. The reason has to do with the mismatch between the periodicity of the sun and the moon and the long history of human efforts to create a reliable and consistent calendar.
Fox News Coverage on Pope Not All That Fair and Balanced
Religion & Politics Commentator
Watching Fox News, one would think that the Roman Catholic view is the only Christian view in America. It isn't: 51.5 percent of Americans self identify as Protestants -- more than double the number of Catholics.
A Subversive Appeal for Religious Reform
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History, King's College in New York City
Condemned by the Catholic Inquisition, "The Praise of Folly," in its assault on divisive and militant religion, ranks as one of the more subversive works in the history of the Church. In our own age of religious strife and intolerance, it is a message that can hardly be preached too often.
A History of the World in Rolling Stones Concerts
Writer and creator of 'Newsverse' on Newsweek.com
Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at Madison Square Garden, many of the same top musicians came together to raise money for those suffering from Superstorm Sandy.
Celebrating the 500-Year-Old Activist Queen Catherine Parr
Lecturer (religious studies); author; freelance writer
Parr's efforts came at a time when the Mass and the Bible were in Latin. Millions worshipped with very little knowledge of what the church actually supported. Priests even repeated the mass without understanding the Latin they spoke.
'Gods, Gays And Guns' (EXCERPT)
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
Author, Theologian , Pastor
In the post-9-11 era, one has been able to interchange the words "Christian," "conservative," "religious," "right," and "Republican" in one sentence without necessarily changing the meaning of the sentence.
Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
Most of the world's Protestants adhere to a characteristic message that defines peace with God as a result of the'gospel: God's merciful gift revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
When a Family Member Converts
Author, Way Below The Angels'
What are the choices when a loved one leaves the family faith (or non-faith)? Though we may think we're far beyond the bickering of our forebears, our choices have remained much the same since the Reformation.
How Christopher Columbus and Martin Luther Transformed Western Civilization
Lee Palmer Wandel
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses. So began two stories that have shaped the West since the 16th century. But what happens if we link the two?
Does Islam Really Need a Martin Luther?
Religion Professor, Luther College
When Christians call for a Muslim Martin Luther, they are assuming not only that Islam lacks reformers but that Luther's version of Christianity is a perfect model that any Muslim reformer should strive to emulate.
The Egyptian Revolution and Theological Reformation
Brian D. McLaren
Author, 'A New Kind of Christianity' and 'The Great Spiritual ...
Of the many comparisons regarding the amazing events that have unfolded in Egypt over the last few weeks, I've been especially interested in comparisons to the Protestant Reformation.
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