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When I fail as a critic I may yet be useful as a specimen.
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
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.
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.
From Love of Self To Love of God To Love of Self for God
The famous emperor ended the persecution of Christians. But was he a true believer, or merely a superstitious political opportunist?
When the Roman general sacked the temple, the Jews were forced into a new era—and so were the Christians.
The pagan prince of Kievan Rus' embraces a new faith
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.
How a Hebrew text and synagogue melody became a well-known Christian hymn.
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July 21, 1773: Pope Clement XIV dissolves the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), which was founded in 1534. Clement did not condemn the Society, but explained it was an administrative move for the peace of the church. Pius VII restored the society in 1814.

July 21, 1925: Biology teacher John T. Scopes is fined $100 for teaching evolution. He lost his trial, but because of it fundamentalists lost respect (see issue 55: The Monkey Trial and The Rise of Fundamentalism).

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