Spiritism appealed to Iranian intellectuals who sought to reconcile their commitment to science with their pursuit of moral reform.
The lives and roles of African-descended women who joined predominantly white Catholic convents was deliberately hidden by congregational historians.
The long, little-known history of Muslim women in communal religious life.
Was this revered female figurehead an empowered leader or a tragic victim in her father's wake?
Freeing a prisoner—a gesture of generosity and benevolence—may have been a way to bring together a fractured spiritual community.
For many women, wearing the hijab was—and is—an element of piety, but it's been coopted into a political symbol.
On the 25th anniversary of UFO cult Heaven's Gate's mass suicide, a religion scholar examines its theology and doctrines in the context of the New Age Movement.
Terence McKenna was an evangelist for the use of psilocybin and other mind-altering drugs, as a way to transcend and escape “untrammeled rationalism.”
From Christianity’s beginnings, the religion has been split between two visions of gender relations.
The musical traditions found in contemporary Black U.S. and Caribbean Christian worship originated hundreds of years ago, continents away.