Jump directly to the Content

Christian History

Issue 58 : The Rise of Pentecostalism

Originally published in 1998
Issue 58
Subscribe to Christianity Today magazine and get instant access to all past issues of Christian History.
Subscribe Now

In addition to the full archives of Christian History, CT subscribers also receive:

Already a CT subscriber? Log in

Table of Contents
Loading More... Loading More

January 31, 1561: Anabaptist leader Menno Simons, for whom Mennonites are named, dies in Wustenfeld, Germany (see issue 5: Anabaptists).

January 31, 1686: King Louis XIV of France, having already revoked the Protestant-tolerating Edict of Nantes, orders all Waldensian churches burned. The Waldensians, members of a pre-Reformation tradition that stressed love of Christ and his word and a life of poverty, were soon devastated: 2,000 killed, 2,000 "converted" to Catholicism, and 8,000 imprisoned (see ...

More from January 31
close