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His flexible, compassionate guidelines for Christian community forever shaped monastic life—and influenced Western society.
In an epochal council, the Catholic Church undertook its most searching self-examination ever and renewed itself for a modern world.
Why many are tempted to disown Knox, and why we shouldn't.
John Knox provoked rulers, incited riots, and inspired a reformation in Scotland.
How the reformers radically changed Christian worship in Scotland.
Little-known and remarkable facts about Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation.
The cadences of Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer continue to nurture Christians worldwide.
The distinctive legacy of Thomas Cranmer, and the Anglican "middle way" today.
Christianity in one Spanish village—a historical re-creation.
In the medieval world, what you taught your children was not just your business.
Elected to be a caretaker pope, he decided instead to revolutionize Catholicism.
Catholicism anchored Tolkien's life and suffused his writings.
More was decided at the Council of Nicaea than the nature of Christ.
Did the Nicene Creed distort the pure gospel, or did it embody and protect it?
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May 21, 1382: The "Earthquake Synod" in London (so named because a temblor interrupted the proceedings), led by Archbishop Courtenay, condemns as heretical 24 theses from the writings of John Wycliffe. Wycliffe later claimed that God sent the earthquake "because the friars had put heresy upon Christ. The earth trembled as it did when Christ was damned to bodily death" (see issue 3: John Wycliffe).

May 21, 1471: Painter, engraver, and woodcut designer Albrecht Durer is born in ...

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