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1517 Luther Posts the 95 Theses
An obscure monk invited debate on a pressing church issue—and touched off a history-shattering reform movement.
1525 The Anabaptist Movement Begins
Hated by Protestants and Catholics alike, these "radical reformers" wanted to not merely reform the church but restore it.
The story he told over 280 times in his sermons
Life in a Medieval Village
From birth to death, a peasant woman's difficult life intersected the church.
The Secret Religion of the Slaves
They often risked floggings to worship God.
Revivals in the Camp
At first, most Civil War soldiers cared little for religion. But as the bloody war dragged on, hundreds of thousands converted to Christ.
How Did Native Americans Respond to Christianity?
A collection of eyewitness accounts
The Father of California
Junipero Serra launched a remarkable enterprise on Spain's final frontier
Highlights of the California Missions
Junípero Serra and his successors established 21 missions in California between 1769 and 1823. Each mission was a combination military outpost and religious commune; together, they were a colorful experiment in missions.
Following in the First Christians' Footsteps
Worshiping Like Pagans?
How much did Christians borrow from Greek and Roman religions?
Historical documents describing Christians at worship
Worship in the Early Church: Christian History Timeline
Where Did Christians Worship?
An Awe-Inspiring Ceremony
In third-century Rome, baptism was high drama
Worship in the Early Church: Did You Know?
Little-known or remarkable facts about worship in the early church
Washing Souls by Washing Feet
Come, Poor, Lost, Undone Sinner
A persuasive appeal from a powerful evangelist.
Quest For Pure Christianity
For 100 years, the American Puritans strove to create a model Christian society.
Ordering Their Private World
What Puritans did to grow spiritually