Christianity

New Book on the Inquisition Published

Germany was where more male and female "witches" were killed by civilian tribunals around the start of the 15th century, according to a new book on the Inquisition -- about 25,000 out of a population of 16 million -- but the book's editor says that fewer people were killed in the Inquisition than is commonly believed.

Get Thee to a Nunnery

This week Dame Aoife provides links for websites dealing with holy orders and monasteries.

Shroud of Turin Doppelganger

A second ghostly image of a face has been discovered on the back of the famous Shroud of Turin

Linguists Disgruntled Over Gibson's "Passion"

Some linguistic experts are less than thrilled with the historical accuracy of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."

Studying the Kingdom of Jerusalem

This week Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the history and social customs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Jesus Ossuary Back in the News

New scholarly research on a burial box, purported to be that of James, brother of Jesus, says it is too early to call the box a fake.

Keeping Up with the Crusades

Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the Crusades.

"Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci" to Air on ABC [SPOILER]

A controversial program based on Dan Brown's best-selling book, "The Da Vinci Code" will air on ABC News November 3, 2003.

Discoverer of the "James Ossuary" Arrested in Jerusalem

Boston Globe: Antiquities dealer, Oded Golan, has been arrested for suspicion of forgery after experts declared the ossuary box, brought to light by Golan, was a fake.

Bacteria May Explain Shroud of Turin

Guardian Unlimited: University of Texas Health Science Centre believes he may have an explanation for the Shroud of Turin: bacteria.

Experts Rule "Jesus Box" a Fake

National Geographic News: The Israel Antiquities Authority has declared the controversial "Jesus Box" a fake. The first century ossuary, which bears the name of Jesus, was discovered last year.

Burial Box of James, Brother of Jesus May Soon be Authenticated

National Geographic: A controversial ossuary discovered last fall bearing the inscription "James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus" is closer to being declared authentic, researchers say.

Celebrating Lent Medieval-Style

The Easter season is upon us and Aoife shares annotated links dealing with food and farming for a medieval spring.