The First Council of Constantinople was a council of Christian bishops convened in Constantinople in AD 381 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. This second ecumenical council confirmed the Nicene Creed, expanding its teaching to produce the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, and… Read More ›
Book discussed: ‘Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can’t Ignore the Bible’s Violent Verses’ by Dr Philip Jenkins, who is the Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. “The Bible contains far more verses praising… Read More ›
Letter to a Catholic friend exploring Islam: … Hello, [Name redacted]! Salam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh— Peace be with you, and the mercy of God and His blessings. I hope this note finds you in good health and spirits. Thank you for your kind message. It seems that… Read More ›
Hadith, Fred Donner, Patricia Crone, Tom Holland, Politics, UAE. We touch on all these diverse topics with Dr. Jonathan Brown.
Members of the Nazi elite expressed their sympathy for Islam. Himmler was enthusiastic about what he believed to be an affinity between National Socialism and Islam. This is ironic: today’s neo-Nazis are nearly always Islamophobes and ignorant about Islam.
“A number of members of the Nazi elite expressed their sympathy for Islam. The man who was perhaps most fascinated with the Muslim faith and enthusiastic about what he believed to be an affinity between National Socialism and Islam, was… Read More ›
Wednesday, October 21, 6 pm PDT. Dr. Juan Cole and President Hamza Yusuf For more information HERE
Review of new book by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird: ‘The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians’
After much toing and froing (do I really need another introduction to the New Testament in my library?) I decided to purchase N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird’s “The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History,… Read More ›
How the Muslims Took Back Jerusalem | Battle of Hittin
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is locked, and unlocked, by a Muslim family that has held the keys and tradition for generations. The idea is that none of the Christian churches has dominance. It works.
Modern day neo-Nazis: ‘I hate those muzzles, wish the SS were here so we could finish the sand ni**ers.’ However real National Socialists were very different..
Tens of thousands of Muslims fought for the National Socialists in World War Two. Historian David Motadel discuss whether pragmatism or anti-Semitism drove Adolf Hitler’s overtures and why some Muslim leaders backed him: How Nazis courted the Islamic world during… Read More ›
The concept of Catholic integralism divides opinion. In the world of online Catholicism, one of the big ongoing debates of the moment is about integralism, which is the view that – as Wikipedia helpfully has it – “the Catholic Faith… Read More ›
Why did the Jews of Paul’s day reject the Christian claims about Jesus being the promised messiah? The answer is simple..
To make sense of early Jewish outrage over claims concerning the messiahship of Jesus, we need to cut though many centuries of Christian thinking, mountains of subsequent theological speculation, and masses of Christian “common sense” about how Jesus came as… Read More ›