For a long time, Luther's hometown lay forgotten.
"A commemoration, not a celebration." What does this mean?
Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
A review of Larissa MacFarquhar
If your mother is drowning in one location and two strangers in another, should you save your mother or the two strangers?
How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation
A review of Andrew Pettegree
Luther understood the “aesthetics of the book” but not the economics of the book. He never made a pfennig from his publications.
The Thousand-Year Story of the Survival and Influence of the Lost Gospels
Phil Jenkins's abundant evidence gives lie to the traditional assumption that all but the four canonical Gospels were effectively squelched in the fourth century.
The Reformation after 500 years
October 31, 2017 draws near. How should we mark it, especially those of us who care about Christian unity?
Many scholars have traced the intra-Christian conflicts over slavery. Less noticed are the situations in which Christians were themselves enslaved.
For this end-of-the-year post, we asked our favorite historians and writers to share prayers from the past that could serve as guides for our present.
Christine Helmer’s important new book has an unusual literary feature: its titular character is killed off not once, but twice.
Theo Hobson’s ambitious book traces the historical emergence and fate of liberal theology in the modern period. He defends the “liberal state” and the way good liberal Christianity is allied with it.
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