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His letter is the earliest authoritative statement to fix the New Testament as we know it today.
This Latin translation stood as the preeminent Bible text for centuries—and set the standard for future translators.
The King James Version was the culmination of 200 turbulent years of Bible translation.
The key players in the history of the Bible haven't necessarily been popular—or orthodox.
The process was long and complex, and the result is still a matter of dispute.
Christians still disagree over the content of the Old Testament.
One woman's extraordinary faith reveals much about the ordinary faith of the Middle Ages.
Visions of eternity just aren't what they used to be.
Interesting and unusual facts about the church's first Bible interpreters
A century after Christ's death, a literalist and a spiritualizer forced the church to choose how it would read the Scriptures it inherited from the Jews
Irenaeus identified the books of the New Testament, then showed the church how they fit with the Old.
It's an indelible image: the white missionary venturing into deepset Africa. But the real story is what happened when African converts relayed the gospel message in their own words.
Mahay Choramo faced down hardship and violent opposition to the murderous nomads of Ethiopia's southern frontier.
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September 25, 1534: Pope Clement VII dies. An unpopular pope, Clement failed to halt Luther's reformation or to implement his own reforms in the Catholic church. Henry VIII asked Clement VII to annul his marriage with Catherine of Aragon. The pope's reluctance led to Henry VIII's break from Catholicism (see issue 48: Thomas Cranmer).

September 25, 1555: The Peace of Augsburg is signed after the defeat of Emperor Charles V's forces by Protestant princes in Germany (1552). The official ...

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