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Little-known or remarkable facts about worship in the early church
Little-known or remarkable facts about George Whitefield
No activity shaped Puritans more than their "plain" preaching. Here's what it was like.
Irish monks and nuns are famous for their spiritual heroics.
Spiritual Wisdom of the Desert Fathers
Modern Christian hermits still look to him for inspiration, as did the entire Middle Ages, but today we hardly know him. What did the illiterate recluse, known as Antony of the Desert, do to earn such adulation?
What monks meant by fasting, and what they ate when they didn't.
Why thousands of early Christians took up the monastic way.
Jerome was a disciplined ascetic who was on top of current affairs.
Basics of a foreign faith
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October 19, 1512: Martin Luther receives his Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Wittenberg (see issue 34: Luther's Early Years).

October 19, 1609: Dutch theologian Jacob Arminius, founder of an anti-Calvinist Reformed theology, dies at age 49 in Leiden, Netherlands (see issue 12: John Calvin).

October 19, 1720: Quaker minister John Woolman is born in Roncocas, New Jersey. He was known for his concerns to live a simple life exemplifying "the right use of things," and to end war, slavery, ...

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