Christian History

Issue 64 : Anthony & the Desert Fathers: Extreme Faith

Originally published in 1999
Issue 64
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April 3, 1593: George Herbert, one of England's greatest religious poets, is born in Montgomery Castle. After shocking the country by quitting his skyrocketing political life to become rector of rural Bremerton (a post he held for three years), "Holy Mr. Herbert" died of tuberculosis. But he gained great fame after his death for two posthumous books: The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations, and A Priest to the Temple, or the Country Parson.

April 3, 1897: German pianist and ...

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