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From Robert Borneman, Fire Hymns from the Hymnbook of Magister Johannes Kelpius (1976). Used with permission of Fortress Press.
A few of the many
William Booth felt suspicious of organized music groups. Yet he launched a movement that became renowned worldwide for its bands and choirs.
Milestones during the life of William Booth
In the furnace of slavery, a lasting musical form was forged.
Often overshadowed by his famous older brother, Charles Wesley has emerged as perhaps "the greatest hymnwriter of all ages."
Two centuries later, what's the secret of Charles Wesley's undiminished popularity?
In 1700, there were precious few English hymns. In 1800, there were hymnbooks galore. What happened?
The story behind what may be the world's best-known hymn.
The poets who put words in our mouths.
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September 21, 1452: Girolamo Savonarola, a Dominican preacher and reformer famous for his religious zeal and extraordinary piety, is born.

September 21, 1522: First edition of Martin Luther's German translation of the New Testament is published (see issue 34: Luther's Early Years).

September 21, 1558: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, dies. Charles called the Diet of Worms in 1521, which condemned Martin Luther (see issue 34: Luther's Early Years).

September 21, 1944: Founded on April 12, ...

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