Evangelist who provoked a media frenzy by predicting that the end of the world was nigh – three times
Harold Camping, the California preacher who staked his credibility, along with tens of millions of dollars of his fortune, on predictions that the world would end on several separate occasions only to give up such premonitions when they all failed has died. He was 92.
Authors of a new book used internet-based metrics to declare Christ 'the most significant person ever'
The British Nobel Laureate author, who wrote The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing, had a writing career spanning more than 60 years
A few seconds after 12:30pm on 22 November 1963, Lyndon B Johnson lay face down on the floor of his limousine under a secret service agent called Rufus Youngblood. Radios crackled with panic and confusion. Neither man knew it yet but the moment a bullet had killed JFK two cars ahead, Johnson had automatically become President of the United States.
He might be better known for writing songs about women and politics, but fans of Bruce Springsteen can now study his thoughts and interpretations of the bible, at one of the USA’s oldest universities.
A collection of inscriptions scribbled in books provides tantalising glimpses of human behaviour, says John Walsh
Embarrassing gaffe sees Latin inscription call the Christian Messiah 'Lesus'
Christianity was a sophisticated government propaganda exercise used to pacify the subjects of a the Roman Empire, claims scholar
Peter and Hazelmary Bull regard any sex outside marriage as a 'sin' but deny either direct or indirect discrimination
A modern secular prophet, his parables have inspired a swathe of lesser holy me
Berg drew several major celebrities to his new-age brand of ancient Jewish mysticism, including Madonna and the actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
Prime Minister has promised to hold a Parliamentary vote on allowing gay couples to marry if Labor Party wins
In its earliest centuries, the religion of outcasts and rebels had women at its heart
For more than 70 years, the format of Radio 4's Desert Island Discs has remained the same. Castaways on the imaginary island are given a Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare, then asked to choose their eight favourite records. Now, according to a source at the BBC, senior producers have discussed dropping the Bible as a reflection of our increasingly secular society.