Christian History Corner

'Hymn for Easter Day'
Charles Wesley's 'Christ the Lord Is Risen Today' brings alleluia's historical significance to modern audiences.
The Jewishness of the Nicene Creed
It was the Bible, not Greek philosophy, that shaped the theology of the Nicene bishops.
Dostoyevsky's Disregarded Prophecy
The famous Russian author shows us what's to fear in a world without God.
Football's Pious Pioneer
Amos Alonzo Stagg instilled in football Christian values that remain apparent today.
Holy Ground
One of the most visible practices among the American Anabaptists, the Brethren love feast exemplifies humility and community.
A Problematic Mission?
Would the Spanish friars of California's historic missions have lobbied for the separation of church and state?
Compassionate in War, Christian in Vision
The man behind the Geneva Conventions knew the heights of success and the depths of failure
The Real Twelve Days of Christmas
Celebrating Christ's birth with saints of the faith during the actual Christmas season.
The Doctrine Doctor
Jaroslav Pelikan has written a history of the Christian tradition on a scale no one else has attempted in the twentieth century.
How to Pray for Our Troops
This Veteran's Day, let's commend our men and women of the services to the God who brings good even from the most evil circumstances.
Reports of the Revival
The Confederate camp became a school of Christ.
Now That You've Got Political Power, What Are You Going to Do with It?
History offers warning and hope for our modern-day Christian populism.
Eat, Drink, and Relax
Think the Pilgrims would frown on today's football-tossing, turkey-gobbling Thanksgiving festivities? Maybe not.
Shaken Up by the Peace-Lovers
A trip through Pennsylvania's Lancaster County.
Advent: Close Encounters of a Liturgical Kind
'Tis the season when even the free-ranging revivalist pulls up a chair to the table of historic liturgy.
Cockroaches and the Nicene Creed
To an accompaniment of whale songs, the worshippers glory in God's creation; there's no service quite like the annual blessing of the animals at St. John the Divine.
The Vanishing Act of the Church in Turkey
A church worn down by Christian rivalry and Islamic jihad hangs on in the land of Nicea and Ephesus.
The Politicians' Patron
As the Roman Catholic patron saint of politicians, Thomas More is not quite a model for all seasons.
The Roots of Pentecostal Scandal—Romanticism Gone to Seed
The sexual stumblings of prominent ministers point to a hidden flaw in Pentecostal spirituality.

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