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Augustine's Timeless Classic About the Timeless City
His spiritual view of the millennial kingdom would shape tradition for the next 12 centuries.
In the Roman mind, there were valid religious reasons to halt the spread of Christianity.
The famous emperor ended the persecution of Christians. But was he a true believer, or merely a superstitious political opportunist?
The pagan prince of Kievan Rus' embraces a new faith
How should the church evangelize the Americas? Two strong leaders faced off over the question
How much did Christians borrow from Greek and Roman religions?
Paul of Tarsus crossed all types of barriers to gain followers for Jesus of Nazareth.
Why did Paul, the traveling missionary, set down roots in Corinth and Ephesus?
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August 22, 565: Celtic missionary and abbot Columba reportedly confronts the Loch Ness Monster and becomes the first recorded observer of the creature. "At the voice of the saint, the monster was terrified," wrote his biographer, "and fled more quickly than if it had been pulled back with ropes" (see issue 60: How the Irish Were Saved).

August 22, 1670: English missionary John Eliot founds a church for Native Americans at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (see issue 41: American Puritans).

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