Rome's Religious Ferment The first-century Empire swirled with an exotic mix of religions. Dr. Herbert Schlossberg, Project Director, Fieldstead Institute.
Catherine of Siena She lived only 33 years, but her vibrant faith and writings were so influential she has been declared a Doctor of the Church. Caroline T. Marshall is Professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia, and a contributor to The History of Christianity (Lion, 1977).
The Mystics Why did mysticism flower in the medieval world—and why did women often lead in it? Dr. Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of Medieval Women's Visionary Literature (Oxford, 1986).
Worshiping Like Pagans? How much did Christians borrow from Greek and Roman religions? Dr. E. Glenn Hinson is professor of church history at The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Virginia). He is author of The Evangelization of the Roman Empire: Identity and Adaptability (Mercer, 1981).
The Strange Stigmata Did Francis really receive the wounds of Jesus? Dr. Lawrence S. Cunningham is professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author or editor of sixteen books, most recently Thomas Merton: Spiritual Master: The Essential Writings (Paulist, 1992).