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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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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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