(RNS) — The presence of a black body has long been deemed a threat to be contained rather than a neighbor to be loved.
(RNS) — In a modern Hasidic story, Melchizedek appears as an Uber driver in Pittsburgh.
(RNS) — With an accurate, understandable translation that captures the unique sentence structure, style and syntax of the ancient language, Alter has set a new standard for biblical scholarship.
(RNS) — Mystical tradition has a take on the story of Adam and Eve that teaches us something essential about our own pursuit of intimacy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The message reflected the pope's growing concern about the dangers of misinformation on the internet that he said exploits people’s 'anxiety, contempt, anger and frustration.'
(RNS) — Pope Francis compares the proliferation of 'fake news' to the story of the serpent in the biblical book of Genesis and says 'trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences.'
(RNS) — These stories are intended to remind us humans, whether we are mighty presidents or anyone else: It’s not our world, we didn’t create it, and it doesn’t revolve around us and our egos' needs.
(RNS) 'The Handmaid's Tale' is terrifying. It is also scandalously biblical.
(RNS) The 'first couple' are much more than an origins story, author Bruce Feiler writes. They are a tale about overcoming fear and loneliness, of making sacrifices for one's beloved, of dealing with enormous loss and, ultimately, of dying.
The waters are rising. Global warming is real. What does God think of all this?
JERUSALEM (RNS) The mosaic, dating to the fifth century, includes pairs of bears, donkeys, leopards, camels, lions, ostriches and snakes, just as described in the Book of Genesis.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Currently under construction in northern Kentucky, Ark Encounter will include a full-sized wooden replica of the ship from the Biblical story of Noah and the great flood.
NEW YORK (RNS) Even with archetypes that are so well-known, the themes contained in Genesis about the storied paradise where it all began can still capture the imagination of contemporary artists, who find in it new echoes, meanings and insights.
NEW YORK (RNS) The biblical narrative of the flood is a touchstone in many religious circles, a story that's told and retold within Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) For centuries, popes sponsored the work of artists such as Michelangelo, Raffaello or Bernini, but the marriage between art and faith became estranged in modern times. With a new exhibit at the prestigious Venice Biennial art festival, the Vatican hopes to revive church patronage of the arts.