Category Archives: Religion

Happy Holidays!

This is a bit late, but History is Interesting wishes you had very happy holidays this holiday season! Throughout history, this time of year has been one of joy and triumph for many cultures in welcoming the return of life … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Christmas Controversies Present!

There is a well known- yet overlooked annual tradition that comes with the holidays every year: Christmas controversies! In modern day, everybody’s a critic! From those who feel that Christmas is too commercialized, or too secular, to not enough “Christ” … Continue reading

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The Crucifixion: Was Jesus the Victim?

(Please Note: This contains some theological arguments. While I try to stick to a strictly historical context, due to the nature of this topic, some theological points come into play. This does not mean that these are literal religious standpoints … Continue reading

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Lost Sects of Christianity

Christianity today has thousands of different denominations today, all with minor and some major differences, but today’s variations of Christianity pale in comparison to the differences in beliefs of earlier Christians! From whether or not Jesus was actually divine, to … Continue reading

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Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster

Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster is a history book written in more of a story form and introduced the concept of “horizontal history”. The book itself covers the various time periods in Augustus Caesar’s life not just detailing his … Continue reading

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Restless Heart: Confessions of Augustine

Restless Heart: Confessions of Augustine is a movie about St. Augustine and his spiritual journey to becoming a Christian. The movie is Catholic and has a heavily Catholic tone predictably. Usually, I would not have chosen to watch a film … Continue reading

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The Witch: Movie Review

The Witch is a new movie that came out in 2015. The premise is a Puritan family from roughly the 1630’s is banished from the colony due to the father’s intense religious beliefs that disagree with the established church. The … Continue reading

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