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Did the religion of Christianity arise in AD70?

It has been suggested that the religion of Christianity arose as a result of the destruction of the Jewish temple and the Jewish priesthood by the Romans in the year 70. This date marks the inception ...
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How historically accurate are the first 3 books of the Maccabees?

The Books of the Maccabees recount the history of the Maccabees which include historical-theological narratives of the Maccabean Revolt. The major events and characters within the revolt itself have ...
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What did Papias mean when he wrote how Mark did not write "in order" about what Jesus said or did?

Eusebius in his Historia Ecclesiastica 3.39.15 writes about Papias claiming Mark, an attendant of Peter, had written an account about Jesus: And the elder would say this: Mark, who had become the ...
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How does LDS theology suffer when Book of Mormon historical claims are unsupported?

This article, entitled The Scientific Search for Nephite Remains, from the Institute for Religious Research contains a large number of quotes from Ray T. Matheny. Matheny earned his BA and Master's ...
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The Middle Ages as a Model for the Orderly Society?

I'm interested in finding books and studies (both for and against) the idea that Medieval European society had a kind of order that's desirable. Foundationally, there's a clear religious order--...
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Why were Pseudo-Dionysius's works accepted as authentic for so long?

Pseudo-Dionysius was a 5th/6th century Christian theologian who claimed to be the Dionysius that Paul converted in Acts 17:34. This claim was widely accepted for almost a millennium, which afforded ...
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Did St. Thomas Aquinas write anything about historiography?

I was curious as to whether or not St. Thomas Aquinas every formally laid out any principles to be adhered to when writing/studying/interpreting history or ever elucidated a theory of the "nature" of ...
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