Category: Religious History

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When God Was a Girl: When Goddesses Ruled The Heavens and Earth

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Historian Bettany Hughes. visits a world where goddesses ruled the heavens and earth, and reveals why our ancestors thought of the divine as female. Travelling across the Mediterranean and the Near East, Bettany goes ...

Astromythology: The Astronomical Origins of Religion

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Astromythology or Astrotheology is the study of the astronomical origins of religion; how gods, goddesses, and demons are personifications of astronomical phenomena such as lunar eclipses, planetary alignments, and ap...

The Crusades: Crescent And The Cross

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The Christian invaders were regarded as infidels. The Arabs were scorned as lawless pagans. The Westerners saw their quest as literally a sanctified crusade, while the Muslims launched their own holy war, called a jih...