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News

New “Click to Pray” eRosary Exhibits Religion’s Adaptive Qualities

October 23, 2019

The Vatican has debuted a $110 wearable tech called the eRosary. The Click to Pray eRosary website describes it as a device that pairs with an app on smartphones to help people learn to pray the rosary. The invention offers one example of why religion stays with us in a changing world of technological innovations. […]

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The Great Courses Learning Paths—Religion

July 6, 2018

What, exactly, is religion? This series of courses provides you with a remarkable exploration of religion’s complex and multidimensional nature, giving you a solid grasp of the key ideas of major religions—and how different faiths address the same core issues in parallel and divergent ways. […]

Egypt Luxor Temple. granite Statue of Ramesses II seated in front of columns (Image: CL-Medien/Shutterstock)
Ancient History

Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egyptian Pharaohs

December 1, 2017

Official Egyptian religious culture was centered on temple worship, and temple worship was always carried out in the name of the Egyptian Pharaohs. The concerns of official Egyptian religious culture were expressed in “cult”—that is, in actions of ritual worship. […]

Statue of Benedictine Monk in Hvar, Croatia
European History

The Cluniac and Cistercian Reforms to Benedictine Monasticism

May 19, 2020

Even though the High Middle Ages remember Benedictine Monasticism as an integral development in Culture and Religion, its prevalence was ephemeral, and it soon saw a number of reforms. Read about The Cluniac and Cistercian Reforms, two important Movements in the development of religion during this period. […]

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, A Benedictine Monastery in Spain
European History

The Rise and Fall of Benedictine Monasticism

May 19, 2020

The High Middle ages witnessed a number of developments in society, culture, and religion. The spread of Benedictine Monasticism was an extremely important development, which paved the way for religion and culture going forward while ultimately dying out itself. […]

A Roman bath or thermae in modern day Bath, Somerset. The Romans loved the hotsprings in Bath and built such public facilities for bathing.
Ancient History

Roman Conquest: How Did Life in Britain Change?

May 8, 2020

Everyday life in Roman Britain underwent quite a few changes. Use of Latin as the language of commerce was one major change. What were some of the other changes and how did it affect the people of Britain? […]

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