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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.
A brief chronology of how we got 'The Good Book'
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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February 24, 1208: Francis of Assisi experiences a vision in the church of Portunicula, Italy. Though not his first vision, it convinced him to begin a mission of preaching repentance, singing, caring for lepers, and aiding the peasants. Most notably, he and his followers renounced wealth and followed absolute poverty (see issue 42: Francis of Assisi).

February 24, 1582: Gregory XIII issues a bull requiring all Catholic countries to follow October 4 with October 15 and replace the Julian calendar ...

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