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His letter is the earliest authoritative statement to fix the New Testament as we know it today.
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This Latin translation stood as the preeminent Bible text for centuries—and set the standard for future translators.
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The King James Version was the culmination of 200 turbulent years of Bible translation.
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The key players in the history of the Bible haven't necessarily been popular—or orthodox.
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The process was long and complex, and the result is still a matter of dispute.
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Christians still disagree over the content of the Old Testament.
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One woman's extraordinary faith reveals much about the ordinary faith of the Middle Ages.
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Visions of eternity just aren't what they used to be.
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Interesting and unusual facts about the church's first Bible interpreters
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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
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Irenaeus identified the books of the New Testament, then showed the church how they fit with the Old.
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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.
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Mahay Choramo faced down hardship and violent opposition to the murderous nomads of Ethiopia's southern frontier.
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March 29, 1139: In the bull "Omne Datum Optimum," Pope Innocent II grants the Templars "every best gift" and makes them an independent unit within the church. Created to protect pilgrims from bandits in the Holy Land, the Templars rose in influence and wealth and eventually earned the jealousy of other Christians (see issue 40: The Crusades).

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