Faith: Christian

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    Many of the best known Christmas traditions were actually adapted from pagan practices and given new Christian meanings. More

    December 19, 2003 | Comments

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    Read a review of Elaine Pagels’ best-selling book “Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas.” More

    November 21, 2003 | Comments

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    The consecration of Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson caused international debate over the role of gays in the church. Some Episcopalians are celebrating what they see as the church's openness and diversity, while others are lamenting what they believe is departure from Christian teaching. We visit one parish that is wrestling vigorously over what to think and how to respond.

    October 31, 2003 | Comments

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    Read more excerpts from Mary Alice Williams’s interview with Princeton historian Elaine Pagels, author of BEYOND BELIEF: THE SECRET GOSPEL OF THOMAS (Random House):
    Q: What is the Gospel of Thomas?
    A: The Gospel of Thomas claims to be the … More

    October 10, 2003 | Comments

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    BOB ABERNETHY: Now, a profile — and some religion history. It concerns the early Christian movement, and documents discovered nearly 60 years ago that reveal an early Christianity many find surprisingly diverse. This is also the personal … More

    October 10, 2003 | Comments

  • Read biblical scholar and author Allen Dwight Callahan’s review of the film THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. More

    October 3, 2003 | Comments

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    For the first time in 40 years, the “Greatest Story Ever Told” is being retold in a new round of films with religious themes. The first is THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. Visual Bible International, a faith-based media company, has produced a verbatim adaptation from the GOOD NEWS BIBLE — an accessible translation written in 1966. More

    October 3, 2003 | Comments

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    Yom Hashoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day; a solemn tribute to the six million Jews put to death by the Nazis before and during World War II. There was a range of reactions to Nazi persecution — some people looked away, while others risked their own lives to help. Flora Singer survived the Holocaust as a child because of the heroism of Christians who protected her. More

    April 25, 2003 | Comments

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    Christians say the 2,000-year-old Easter themes of suffering, redemption, and hope have enduring meaning. Author and ordained Presbyterian minister Frederick Buechner says he finds great reassurance in those beliefs, especially during a time of war and uncertainty. More

    April 18, 2003 | Comments

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    Author and minister Frederick Buechner talks about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter in this extended interview. More

    April 18, 2003 | Comments

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