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16th Century Responses to the Anabaptists
The Pietists' emphasis on the new birth and biblical authority had startling implications as to how one treated orphans, the lower classes and one's opponents. Orthodoxy was not enough. A changed life was required.
Bunyan in Prison—Ministry in Suffering
Excerpts on man's original simplicity from St. Bernard's Sermons on the Song of Songs
The first-century Empire swirled with an exotic mix of religions.
Why the Church of England disliked hymns
A psychologist examines the mental illness that afflicted William Carey's first wife
As the crusaders assaulted Jerusalem, the holy and savage joined hands.
Tyndale's comfort to persecuted Bible readers
Early attempts to capture Psalm 23.
Dramatic accounts from the frontier's most popular autobiography.
An eyewitness account of signs and wonders at early camp meetings.
The ease—and dangers—of travel in ancient world.
During the Black Death, the greatest catastrophe in human history, how did Christians respond?
Livingstone seemed unimpressed by the great cats—even after being attacked by one.
It took centuries for Christian martyrs to impact pagan society.
Nat Turner's rebellion, the bloodiest in slave history, was driven by his prophetic visions.
In De Ecclesia (The Church) Hus encourages Christians to trust God but question the Church.
Sometimes even hagiographers wondered if their stories were too good to be true.
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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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