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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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April 23, 1073: Hildebrand is elected pope, taking the name Gregory VII. The first pope to excommunicate a ruler (Henry IV), Gregory was driven out of Rome in 1084. "I have loved righteousness and hated iniquity," were his last words, "therefore I died in exile.

April 23, 1538: John Calvin and William Farel (whom Calvin was assisting) are banished from Geneva. The day before, Easter Sunday, both had refused to administer communion, saying the city was too full of vice to partake. Three years later, ...

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