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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 Christian History Gallery focuses on associates of Caspar Schwenckfeld, and on his followers who traveled to Pennsylvania to escape persecution.
In the Roman mind, there were valid religious reasons to halt the spread of Christianity.
An excerpt from "the Magna Carta of the Protestant mission movement
Little-known and remarkable facts about Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation.
Thomas Cranmer was the most cautious, even indecisive, of reformers—until his final hour.
Christians who argued against independence suffered for it.
Many devout Christians were deeply troubled by the drive for independence.
The Revolutionary War changed American Christianity, and it still sparks debate today.
The tragic economics of the slave trade.
Those closest to the remarkable explorer were often remarkable themselves.
Jonathan spent his life surrounded by beautiful women, and it showed.
The Seven Joys of Mary
Her moment of obedience triggered two millennia of reverence.
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May 19, 804: Alcuin of York, an English scholar who became an adviser to Charlemagne and the most prominent figure in the Carolingian Renaissance (the rebirth of classical learning under Charlemagne), dies. He also devised a handwriting system using both small and capital letters for easier reading.

May 19, 1805: Joshua V. Himes, best known for promoting William Miller's Second Advent movement, is born. Miller predicted the Second Coming between 1843 and 1844. When this did not happen, many followers ...

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