Revelations on Revelation

Still as strange, controversial, and influential as it was nearly 2,000 years ago, the biblical Book of Revelation is a … More

Baal Cycle – Northwest Semitic form of Adad

The Baal Cycle is an Ugaritic cycle of stories about the Canaanite god Baʿal (lit. “Owner”, “Lord”), a storm god associated with fertility. It is one of the Ugarit texts. The text identifies … More

Religious abuse

Religious abuse is abuse administered under the guise of religion, including harassment or humiliation, which may result in psychological trauma. Religious abuse may also include misuse of religion … More

Pope Sylvester I 

Sylvester I (also Silvester, died 31 December 335) was the bishop of Rome from 314 until his death. He was the 33rd Pope of the Catholic Church. He … More

Wovoka – “The Prophet”

Wovoka (c. 1856 – September 20, 1932), also known as Jack Wilson, was the Paiute religious leader who founded a second episode of the Ghost Dance movement. … More

Jesuit conspiracy theories

A Jesuit conspiracy is a conspiracy theory about the members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a religious order in the Catholic Church. Such theories began appearing in 1550, … More

Jacob and Esau today

The opening paragraph of the Israeli Declaration of Independence not only references the connection of Jewish people to the Land … More

Jacob’s deception of his father Isaac

Jacob, later given the name Israel, is regarded as a Patriarch of the Israelites and so is an important figure in Abrahamic religions, such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. … More