(RNS) — New questions about Mary Magdalene's true identity have implications not just for biblical scholars but for policy about women's roles in the church.
(RNS) — In the new film 'Mary Magdalene,' the title character is many things but not the one role in which she has been historically (mis)cast: the so-called 'fallen woman.'
(RNS) — It seems like the women of Scripture are having a moment leading up to Easter (April 21), celebrated by many Christians as the day they believe Jesus rose from the dead.
(RNS) The biblical figure of Mary Magdalene has been 'interpreted and misinterpreted, just as Jesus has been interpreted and misinterpreted,' according to historian Michael Haag.
RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) The scientists, both members of the Brazilian Team of Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Odontology, have discovered that the religious images of saints are generally inaccurate.
(RNS) Happy Holy Week! Why is Good Friday "good," and how did Jesus stretch 36 hours from the crucifixion to his resurrection into three days? And what's up with the colored eggs? Let us 'Splain.
(RNS) Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's "The Bible" miniseries was criticized as too white. Now they're back with "A.D.," and the cast is more multicultural than you might imagine.
(RNS) Despite the overblown claims and dodgy artifacts floating around out there, genuine artifacts and solid historical research still provide the best window into a long-ago world and the best chance to figure out who Jesus really was, and what he meant.
(RNS) A new claim that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married (and had kids!) has been widely dismissed by experts. But that won't be the last we'll hear of this theory. Here's why.
(RNS) A year and a half after unveiling a slip of papyrus that she dubbed the “Gospel of Jesus's Wife,” Harvard Bible scholar Karen King has released the results of long-delayed testing on the controversial fragment that appear to show it is not a modern forgery. But a host of questions remain.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Sorry, St. Luke. A woman who wasn't even a priest -- Labor Secretary Frances Perkins -- won the final round of the "Lent Madness'' online tournament to win the coveted ''Golden Halo'' prize.