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How Prayer Was Calvin's Key to Living Well.
A Synopsis of the Imaginative Work by Comenius
A Plea for the Poor (1793)
The Puritans and Money
Saint Bernard and Holy Scripture
His flexible, compassionate guidelines for Christian community forever shaped monastic life—and influenced Western society.
From birth to death, a peasant woman's difficult life intersected the church.
In the furnace of slavery, a lasting musical form was forged.
Little-known or remarkable facts about the American Puritans
Intriguing facts behind one of medieval Christendom's magnificent legacies: The Cathedral.
Christian ministry in the "pestilent heathen byways" of the inner city.
Women's prisons were hellish places before Elizabeth Fry started working there.
Children were perhaps the most mistreated people in England.
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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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