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When I fail as a critic I may yet be useful as a specimen.
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The Apostle's writings are foundational to the standard interpretation of what women's role in the church should be. But examined carefully, his points about women raise several puzzling questions
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It's being much-mentioned and much-lauded during all the millennial celebrations, but what, really, is this "Christian" faith that's so unfamiliar to most Western Protestants? Here's an introduction.
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During the Third Great Awakening of 1857 to 1859, 10,000 people in New York City alone gathered together daily—even left work—to pray. The same thing was taking place all over the country, in small towns as well as in great cities.
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From Love of Self To Love of God To Love of Self for God
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The famous emperor ended the persecution of Christians. But was he a true believer, or merely a superstitious political opportunist?
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When the Roman general sacked the temple, the Jews were forced into a new era—and so were the Christians.
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The pagan prince of Kievan Rus' embraced a new faith, leading to the Christianization of the Ukrainian, Russian, and Byelorussian peoples.
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In 1700, there were precious few English hymns. In 1800, there were hymnbooks galore. What happened?
The story behind what may be the world's best-known hymn.
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How a Hebrew text and synagogue melody became a well-known Christian hymn.
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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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