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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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August 21, 1741: George Frideric Handel shuts himself up in his home to begin writing "Messiah." He finished the composition 23 days later. "Whether I was in the body or out of the body when I wrote it, I know not," he later said.

August 21, 1874: Henry Ward Beecher, a popular Congregational clergyman from Connecticut, is accused of adultery. Sued for $100,000 by the alleged adulteress's husband, the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe (and son of evangelical leader Lyman Beecher) would eventually be ...

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