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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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September 20, 1224: On or about this date, on Italy's secluded Mount Alvernia, Francis of Assisi reportedly prayed, "O Lord, I beg of you two graces before I die—to experience in myself in all possible fullness the pains of your cruel passion, and to feel for you the same love that made you sacrifice yourself for us." Soon his heart was filled with both joy and pity, and wounds appeared on his hands, feet, and side. He reportedly carried these scars (called stigmata) until his death in 1226 ...

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