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On this day in history: Athanasius – Defender of Orthodoxy

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Much of what we believe today about Christ today, being God in human flesh and the Trinity was articulated by Athanasius (295-373). He was from Alexandria, Egypt, and was raised in a ...

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British archaeologists discover rare skeleton of man crucified by Romans

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Archaeologists have found the skeleton of a man that appears to have been crucified by the Romans in the United Kingdom. Corinne Duhig, a human bone specialist at Cambridge University’s Wolfson College, ...

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Lessons from Roman historian Livy on the rise and fall of nations

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Two thousand years ago, an eminent Roman historian coined the popular aphorism, “Better late than never.” His name was Titus Livius, anglicized as simply Livy. True to the aphorism, he wrote much ...

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Why Christianity put away its dancing shoes – only to discover them centuries later

In the PBS documentary series “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows how African Americans introduced new rhythms, music and dancing to ...

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Israeli archaeologists recover scroll fragments, mummy and world’s oldest basket

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Dozens of fragments of a biblical scroll have been recovered in Israel in what is described as a “complex and challenging national archaeological operation.” The news has both the archaeological and Biblical ...

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