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As traditions clashed during the Reformation, history became hotly disputed territory.
Renaissance scholarship proved fatal for one of the medieval papacy's favorite claims.
Combining Christian convictions and scholarly conventions, two historians create very different blends.
Medieval chronicles showed Christians their place in God's world, from Creation to the end.
How an English king and a Scottish bishop teamed up to spread the gospel.
In Bede's view, the history of the English church—like the history of redemption—begins in Genesis and ends in Revelation.
Those who believe that God rewards righteous nations have Orosius to admire and Augustine to dispute.
First-century rivals for the title Father of Church History.
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His work became the foundation for centuries of Christian scholarship. Was that foundation firm or hopelessly flawed?
Interesting facts about the history of recorded history.
Tolkien relished his weekly meetings with this club of remarkable friends.
How certain details of the nativity became tradition.
A few good places for Protestants to explore the church's thought on the mother of our Lord.
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March 21, 547: Italian monk Benedict, author of the Benedictine rule (which established the pattern for European monastic life through the Middle Ages), dies at Monte Cassino. In 1965 Pope Paul VI proclaimed him the patron saint of Europe.

March 21, 1146: At the urging of Bernard of Clairvaux (one of the most famous theologians and monks of his day), France's King Louis VII announces he will lead the Second Crusade to regain the crusader capital of Edessa. When he failed two years later, Christians ...

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