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Little-known or remarkable facts about worship in the early church
Little-known or remarkable facts about George Whitefield
No activity shaped Puritans more than their "plain" preaching. Here's what it was like.
Irish monks and nuns are famous for their spiritual heroics.
Spiritual Wisdom of the Desert Fathers
Modern Christian hermits still look to him for inspiration, as did the entire Middle Ages, but today we hardly know him. What did the illiterate recluse, known as Antony of the Desert, do to earn such adulation?
What monks meant by fasting, and what they ate when they didn't.
Why thousands of early Christians took up the monastic way.
Jerome was a disciplined ascetic who was on top of current affairs.
Basics of a foreign faith
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April 21, 1109: Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury and one of the most profound thinkers of the Middle Ages, dies around age 76. He attained fame for his argument that faith is the precondition of knowledge ("credo ut intelligam"), his "satisfaction theory" of the atonement ("No one but one who is God-man can make the satisfaction by which man is saved") and for his ontological argument for God's existence.

April 21, 1142: Medieval French philosopher, teacher, and theologian Pierre Abelard dies. Though ...

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