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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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January 17, 356 (traditional date): Antony of Egypt, regarded as the founder of Christian monasticism, dies at age 105. Committed to a life of solitude and absolute poverty, he took two companions with him into the desert when he knew his death was near. They were ordered to bury him without a marker so that his body would never become an object of reverence (see issue 64: Antony and the Desert Fathers).

January 17, 1377: Gregory XI moves the papal see from Avignon (where it had been for 72 years) ...

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