The power of retrospectives to inform contemporary pursuits of justice motivated Sandhya Jha, a peace activist, community organizer, and Disciples of Christ pastor, to write "Rebels, Despots, & Saints: The Ancestors Who Free Us & The Ancestors We Need to Free."
A new exhibition at a London library explores the Anglican Church’s role in the 18th-cenury slave trade. It coincides with a new report setting out that role in hard facts and figures.
Lee Spitzer, historian for the Baptist World Alliance and affiliate professor of church history at Northern Seminary in Chicago, talks about his new book Sympathy, Solidarity, and Silence: Three Europeans Baptist Responses to the Holocaust.
An ancient Christian monastery possibly dating as far back as the years before Islam spread across the Arabian Peninsula has been discovered on an island off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, officials announced Thursday.
Two significant abolitionists are subjects of a twin set of documentaries, "Becoming Frederick Douglass" and "Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom," co-productions of Maryland Public Television and Firelight Films and released by PBS this month (October).
First Baptist Church is so crucial to the history of the Colombian island of San Andres that detailed record of births and deaths are kept here in crumbling books that date back nearly two centuries.
Marcia Pally, a professor at New York University and guest professor at Humboldt University-Berlin, talks with Word&Way President Brian Kaylor about her new book White Evangelicals and Right-Wing Populism: How Did We Get Here? She also discusses Jan. 6, political history, and economics.
In episode 48 of Dangerous Dogma, Mark Noll, a prolific historian of U.S. Christianity, talks about his new book America’s Book: The Rise and Decline of a Bible Civilization, 1794-1911. He also discusses church-state relations, pluralism, and civil religion.
In episode 38 of Dangerous Dogma, George Marsden, emeritus professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, talks about the new edition of his classic book Fundamentalism and American Culture.
In episode 36 of Dangerous Dogma, Lisa Sharon Harper, author of Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World — and How to Repair It All, talks about her new book on history, racism, and her family. She also discusses the importance of truth-telling, reparations,