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September 19th, 2012
06:05 PM ET

5 questions and answers about Jesus' 'wife'

By Eric Marrapodi, Co-Editor CNN's Belief Blog

(CNN) - Since the news broke Tuesday about a scrap of papyrus containing the line in Coptic, "Jesus said, 'My wife..' " questions have rocketed across the world about what this means.

We put many of the big questions to leading scholars, pastors and people in the pews to find the answers.

1. Why is this just surfacing now?

FULL POST

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Faith Now • Jesus

September 19th, 2012
01:07 PM ET

Osteen on negative political campaigns

(CNN)–Joel Osteen stopped by to talk on Tuesday night with Piers Morgan about negative campaigns and attack ads.  You can see the clip above.

You can also see the Belief Blog interview with Osteen, the pastor of the biggest church in the US here:

Five things we learned from Joel Osteen's visit

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Faith Now • Politics

September 19th, 2012
06:13 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Wednesday, September 19

By Arielle Hawkins, CNN

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.

From the Blog:


The offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were set on fire in November 2011 when the magazine published a cover with a cartoon figure of the Prophet Mohammed saying "100 lashes if you're not dying of laughter."

CNN: Free speech or incitement? French mag runs cartoons of Prophet Mohammed
After a week of deadly, international protests against an anti-Islam film, a French satirical magazine is fueling the debate between freedom of expression and offensive provocation. The magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed in an issue hitting newsstands Wednesday.

CNN: Newly revealed Coptic fragment has Jesus making reference to 'my wife'
A newly revealed, centuries-old papyrus fragment suggests that some early Christians might have believed Jesus was married. The fragment, written in Coptic, a language used by Egyptian Christians, says in part, "Jesus said to them, 'My wife ..." Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen King announced the findings of the 1 1/2- by 3-inch honey-colored fragment on Tuesday in Rome at the International Association for Coptic Studies.

FULL POST

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Morning Read

September 19th, 2012
05:50 AM ET

Free speech or incitement? French mag runs cartoons of Prophet Mohammed

By Jim Bittermann, Pierre Meilhan and Holly Yan, CNN

Paris (CNN) - After a week of deadly, international protests against an anti-Islam film, a French satirical magazine is fueling the debate between freedom of expression and offensive provocation.

The magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed in an issue hitting newsstands Wednesday.

FULL STORY
- A. Hawkins

Filed under: France • Islam

September 19th, 2012
04:21 AM ET

Egypt charges Coptic Christians linked to infamous video

By CNN's Ed Payne and Saad Abedine

Egyptian authorities have charged seven Coptic Christians living in the United States and a Florida pastor with insulting Islam and inciting sectarian strife for their alleged links to an online video that has enraged much of the Muslim world.

Egypt's public prosecutor announced the charges Tuesday, the latest development in the deadly backlash against the low-budget, amateurish 14-minute movie trailer produced privately in the United States and posted on YouTube.

FULL STORY
- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Coptic Church • Egypt

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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke and Eric Marrapodi with daily contributions from CNN's worldwide newsgathering team.

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