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Why Christians used it, why it worked, and why it died.
The story of Erik the Red, his son Leif (the famous explorer) and the most misnamed of Viking Islands
The conversion of Sweden is unspectacular—and for that reason most illuminating.
The stories of three Viking rulers and their encounters with Christianity.
How missionaries' modest beginnings eventually bore fruit in Denmark
At a legislative Althing, a pagan judge prevented civil war in iceland by converting everyone to Christianity.
What runestones and graveyards reveal about the Vikings' conversion process
Besides spiritual solace, Vikings were attracted by Christianity's tangible blessings.
King Olaf Haraldsson had only moderate success at converting his people—until a year after he was killed in battle.
When it comes to conversion by the sword, few can match the ruthless exploits of King Olaf Trygvesson.
Fascinating and little-known facts about the Vikings and their times.
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March 23, 332 (traditional date): Gregory the Illuminator, who converted a nation before Constantine even embraced Christianity, dies. A missionary to his homeland of Armenia, he converted King Tiridates, and much of the kingdom followed suit. Soon Christianity was established as the national religion, with Gregory as its bishop (see issue 57: Conversion of Rome).

March 23, 1540: Waltham Abbey in Essex becomes the last monastery in England to transfer its allegiance from the Catholic Church to the ...

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