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In His treatment of women, as in many other areas, Jesus of Nazareth was a radical contrast to the standards of His times
Augustine considered his mother, Monica, a driving force in his own salvation. In his Confessions, he documents her relentless prayers and persuasions. In Book IX, he speaks of her married life with Patricius in Thagaste, a small town in North Africa, thanking God for her powerful Christian witness. Patricius was a pagan throughout his life, but converted to Christianity shortly before his death.
This letter was sent from Lombardy to Lyons to express the outcome of an early meeting, which was held in Bergamo, Italy, between members of two separate Waldensian groups. Though the two groups differed in their approaches to the life of The Poor, the outcome of the meeting was a "new sense of unity."* [* Some descriptions used in these Archives are derived from those given in the text of Giorgio Tourn's You Are My Witnesses. These documents are taken from Tourn's book.]
Excerpts from Florence Nightingale's letters and diaries.
The Reformer deeply influenced more than one institution.
Thousands of young men and women devoted themselves to the rugged nineteenth-century Army life. Where did they come from? Why did they join?
He was the quintessential Victorian Englishman, yet his masterful preaching astonished his era—and lives long beyond it.
A collection of true and unusual facts about Charles Haddon Spurgeon
From birth to death, a peasant woman's difficult life intersected the church.
She became an acclaimed abbess; he was one of the greatest philosophers of the medieval world. Yet their fabled love deeply damaged them both.
Often overshadowed by his famous older brother, Charles Wesley has emerged as perhaps "the greatest hymnwriter of all ages."
Little-known or remarkable facts about Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945)
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July 16, 1519: The Disputation of Leipzig, in which Martin Luther argued that church councils had been wrong and that the church did not have ultimate doctrinal authority, ends (see issue 34: Luther's Early Years).

July 16, 1769: Spanish Franciscan friar Father Junipero Serra founds the San Diego de Alcala mission in California, the first permanent Spanish settlement on the west coast of America (see issue 35: Christopher Columbus).

July 16, 1931: Missionary C.T. Studd, one of the famous "Cambridge ...

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