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Why did colonial churches resist the first British musical invasion?
They have endured. But does their lasting popularity prove their quality?
Where did the English hymn come from?
Why the Church of England disliked hymns
The hymnbooks of John Wesley, John Newton, and John Rippon endured for generations.
They often risked floggings to worship God.
Little-known facts about Christopher Columbus and Christianity in the Americas
How should the church evangelize the Americas? Two strong leaders faced off over the question
From about the year 150, perhaps the most complete early description
How much did Christians borrow from Greek and Roman religions?
Historical documents describing Christians at worship
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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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