Even for the devout, questions about the earliest history of Christianity can seem lost behind a shroud of history and official church teachings. Professor Karen King traces the power of stories told and untold in the growth of the early church.
Being holy is never a private thing; it is also a matter of being a good neighbor, messenger of peace, a healer and servant, a builder of community, particularly across religious borders, writes Professor Frank Clooney.
Katharine Gerbner, McKnight Land-Grant Professor and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, discusses how religion was fundamental to the development of both slavery and race in the Protestant Atlantic world.
Robert Jones, the founder and CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, characterized white, Christian America as representing centuries of cultural, political, and economic domination. Over the last couple of decades, however, demographics and culture have shifted dramatically, he said during a conversation at HDS with journalist and political analyst E.J. Dionne.