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Three colleagues from Union Theological Seminary who deeply influenced Bonhoeffer
Born into privilege, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was headed toward a brilliant career as a theologian. Then he came to see life "from the perspective of those who suffer." In Nazi Germany, that cost him his life.
Enthusiasm for racial reconciliation has never been so high among American evangelicals. Why?
In Africa and elsewhere, third-world Christians are shaking society.
What scoffers viewed as a weird babble of tongues became a world phenomenon after his Los Angeles revival.
As an evangelist he preached to millions; as an evangelical he put a movement on the map.
No Christian played a more prominent role in the 20th century's most significant social justice movement.
The Cappadocian Fathers brought the best gift of all: a powerful scriptural defense of the Trinity and Christ's divinity against the Arian heretics.
Racism continues to stain society and challenge the church's commitment to a color-blind gospel. Albert Lutuli's peaceful pursuit of justice in South Africa pointed a way forward for the generations to come.
Together, race and religion have been the driving forces in American political history.
In the Jim Crow era, an African-American newspaper owner made a biblical case against racism.
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April 22, 1418: The Council of Constance ends, having finally ended the Great Western Schism. When the schism began nearly 40 years earlier, three men had reasonable claims to the papacy. The council deposed all three and elected Martin V. (Martin then turned around and rejected further councils' right to depose a pope.) Though that part of the council is regarded as a triumph, the council also hastily condemned Jan Hus, a Bohemian preacher and forerunner of Protestantism, and sentenced him to execution ...

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