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Christian Origins

Was Jesus the Son of God? It's Complicated

James D. Tabor | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Scholars are aware of the rich and diverse ways in which the term "Son of God" is used in the Hebrew Bible, in subsequent Jewish literature, and in the New Testament writings themselves, not to mention various non-Jewish texts of the Greco-Roman period.

Good News/Bad News, Mixed Messages & Blessings in Jesuit Takeover of Vatican

Ken Atchity | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Ken Atchity

He has a debatable track record vis-à-vis the Argentine church's relationship with the junta in the 1970s Dirty War, which strained his relations with many liberal Jesuits worldwide. I don't like this story. What's really going on here?

Merry Christmas From The Vatican

Ken Atchity | Posted 12.26.2012 | Religion
Ken Atchity

As we reach a time in American history when fewer than 50 percent of the U.S. population claims to believe in the Christian God, the Pope's scholarly conclusions illustrate more clearly than ever that it's not necessary to believe literally in any organized religion's founding story.