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When I fail as a critic I may yet be useful as a specimen.
The Apostle's writings are foundational to the standard interpretation of what women's role in the church should be. But examined carefully, his points about women raise several puzzling questions
It's being much-mentioned and much-lauded during all the millennial celebrations, but what, really, is this "Christian" faith that's so unfamiliar to most Western Protestants? Here's an introduction.
During the Third Great Awakening of 1857 to 1859, 10,000 people in New York City alone gathered together daily—even left work—to pray. The same thing was taking place all over the country, in small towns as well as in great cities.
From Love of Self To Love of God To Love of Self for God
The famous emperor ended the persecution of Christians. But was he a true believer, or merely a superstitious political opportunist?
When the Roman general sacked the temple, the Jews were forced into a new era—and so were the Christians.
The pagan prince of Kievan Rus' embraces a new faith
In 1700, there were precious few English hymns. In 1800, there were hymnbooks galore. What happened?
The story behind what may be the world's best-known hymn.
How a Hebrew text and synagogue melody became a well-known Christian hymn.
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March 21, 547: Italian monk Benedict, author of the Benedictine rule (which established the pattern for European monastic life through the Middle Ages), dies at Monte Cassino. In 1965 Pope Paul VI proclaimed him the patron saint of Europe.

March 21, 1146: At the urging of Bernard of Clairvaux (one of the most famous theologians and monks of his day), France's King Louis VII announces he will lead the Second Crusade to regain the crusader capital of Edessa. When he failed two years later, Christians ...

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