In 1896, a Christian army from Ethiopia defeated the Italians.
Yetemegnu Mekonnen lived faithfully in turbulent times.
Practices drawn from the Hebrew Bible are not new to the continent. Seeking full conversion to rabbinic Judaism is.
Luther's reforms weren't based solely on the early church.
Under Mussolini, Christian soldiers obeyed orders to target the Ethiopian church.
Philip Jenkins recommends the best recently published books in his field.
"Maybe 5 percent of refugees are ever resettled. Meanwhile, human life is always more than survival."
Tim Bascom experienced a revolution through a teenager's sensibility. But despite the great material this provides, his memoir has a plodding feel.
A story of Christian life is incomplete if it ignores material things. If we reorient our gaze, we can see faith through embodied practices.
For many early Christians, only at the moment of Jesus' baptism was he suddenly overwhelmed by the power of divinity.