Search Results

Infanticide, widow burning, assisted suicide—Carey and other missionaries battled these accepted religious practices
Four examples of the pluralistic challenge that Paul faced
It wasn't just what Christians believed but also how they lived that concerned early church teachers.
At a legislative Althing, a pagan judge prevented civil war in iceland by converting everyone to Christianity.
The untold benefits of becoming a Christian in the ancient world.
Free Newsletters
More Newsletters

October 17, 108: According to tradition, Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, was martyred on this date. The Apostolic Father closest in thought to the New Testament writers, Ignatius wrote seven letters under armed guard on his way to Rome—some asking that the church not interfere with his "true sacrifice" (see issue 27: Persecution in the Early Church).

October 17, 1480: The Spanish Inquisition is activated.

October 17, 1979: October 17, 1979: Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (see issue ...

More from October 17