Articles On Christianity

Saint Dionysius: Angelic Revelations

The Greek theologian Dionysius the Areopagite has been viewed for centuries as the preeminent Christian authority on angelology, the theological study of angels. The life and work of Saint Dionysius are, to this day, controversial topics; his name is associated with no less than three different individuals, living in the first, third, and, respectively, late fifth century A.D. Also, much of the work traditionally attributed to Saint Dionysius has been criticized for its … [Read more...]

The Bible: A Timeline of Genesis

The stories in the book of Genesis have as many twists and turns as a television soap opera; there’s deception, betrayal, murder, natural disasters, punishment, perversion, sacrifice, slavery, dysfunctional families and redemption. This chronology examines the many highlights and low lights of Genesis. Chapter 1 of Genesis gets straight to the point: "In the beginning," it says, "God created the heaven and the earth." Indeed, by the end of Day … [Read more...]

Was There a Historical Jesus?

To Christians, the question if there was a real, historical Jesus is an absurd one. Believers would argue there is no question about there being a real Jesus in history. However, there are those critics such as Timothy Freke, a popular author, and Peter Joseph, the maker of the Zeitgeist film series, who assert that the real existence of Jesus is just a myth. Both sides of the debate at times try to co-opt the historical and academic side for their own, claiming that … [Read more...]

Angels In Christianity

Angels are regarded in Christianity as spirits who are messengers of God and feature quite often in both the New Testament and Old Testament of the Christian Bible. The word angel means messenger in Greek and Hebrew, and the explanation of angels commonly found in Christianity is that they are the messengers of God or the hands of the messenger of God, carrying out God’s tasks. There is also a theoretical area of study about angels known as angelology. Angels are … [Read more...]