christianity

  1. Prophetess

    Suicide of Nero

    On June 9, 68 AD, the Roman emperor Nero committed suicide, which brought to an end the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Discontent and rebellion within the military ranks plagued Nero in his final year of rulership. In desperation, Nero floated the idea of appealing to Servius Sulpicius Galba and the...
  2. M

    Return to Source

    When the 1999 film The Matrix hit movie theaters, it was an immediate success. The film eventually became a popular culture phenomeon, propelling its many philosophical ideas, such as taking the "red pill" (making the decision to wake up from human systems of power and control) and "plugged in"...
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    First Council of Nicaea

    On May 20, 325, the First Council of Nicaea was formally opened, starting the first ecumenical council of the Christian Church. The Council of Nicaea eventually settled the question on the divine nature of God the Son and his relationship to God the Father. It also established of the first part...
  4. Cosmos

    Assassination Attempt on Pope John Paul II

    On May 13, 1981, an assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II was made by Mehmet Ali Ağca in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City. The Pope was rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survived. Pope John Paul II was elected Pope following the death of...
  5. Prophetess

    The King James Version

    On May 2, 1611, the King James Version of the bible was published in London, England, and was authorized by King James I. The translation is noted for its "majesty of style" and has been described as one of the most important books in English culture. It served as a replacement for the two...
  6. A Measure of Wheat

    Return of the True Cross by Heraclius

    It is believed that the True Cross was discovered when Constantine's mother, Empress Helena, ordered the destruction of Emperor Hadrian's pagan Temple of Venus, in Jerusalem. During the demolition, legend has it that three crosses were found buried at the site. As recounted in the biblical...
  7. The Archetype

    The Cathar Massacre at Montségur

    On March 16, 1244, following the Cathar surrender at the nine-month-long Siege of Montségur, about 200 perfecti and unrepentant credentes refused to renounce their Cathar faith, which had been a condition of surrender to Roman Catholic crusaders. After receiving their consolamentum rituals, the...
  8. The Archetype

    The Torture of Jean Calas

    Jean Calas, a Protestant merchant living in a predominantly Roman Catholic France, was accused of murdering his son in order to prevent him from converting to Roman Catholicism. Despite the fact that Calas maintained his innocence and claimed that his son, in fact, had committed suicide, Calas...
  9. Prophetess

    Copernicus's Forbidden Book

    On March 5, 1616, Nicolaus Copernicus's book, "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres," was added to the Roman Catholic Church's Index Librorum Prohibitorum (List of Forbidden Books), over 70 years after the book had been published. The book is considered to be the first on modern astronomy...
  10. A Measure of Wheat

    Jesus: The Final Adam

    In the Old Testament Book of Genesis, God created Adam and his companion Eve, allowing them to live in the Garden of Eden with only one rule: never eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. One day, a serpent convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, and then Adam followed...