The Professor of History outlines how our understanding of deceit has changed: from a devilish sin in the Middle Ages, to a social necessity in the Enlightenment
Did you know that Santa Claus was a 4th century bishop in what is now Turkey? That Puritans tried to outlaw Christmas? Or Tiny Tim was originally Little Fred? We shed light on Christmas’s pagan past and consumerist present
The religion professor introduces five different versions of the Bible — from the New Oxford Annotated edition to less traditional "green" and feminist takes
Religious studies scholar Brent Landau says that the Christmas story is the part of the Gospels that is least based on history. Jesus probably was not even born in Bethlehem.