Written by Inge Erdal. A Christian sect deemed heretical by the Catholic Church and routinely persecuted, the history of the Cathars is a complicated one. With regional variations and conflicting historiography, approaching this particular moment in religious history requires an understanding of the mutability of the human experience.
Written by Nikita Nandanwad. The Donatist sect, centred in Carthage, and resulting schism is a prominent facet of Late Antique Christian history. Expunged by the Roman Catholics, the Donatists were deemed an isolated sect, and yet rose up against their opppressors through acts of martrydom and unwavering faith.
Written by Jess Womack. The evangelical Christian right in US politics holds immense influence today, but there was a time when liberal evangelicalism was similarly influential. Why did evangelical Christians align with the left? And how did this position change so drastically?
Written by Inge Erdal. The nature of historical time has always been contested. Through the Enlightenment and nineteenth century, as European empires spread across the globe, writers slid between the boundaries of fiction and history, trying to unpack stories from the Bible.