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Category Archive for 'Timeline of Christianity'

I love, love, love history.  However, until my freshman year at Middlebury College, I hated all history classes.  (This is the kid who bought a set of encyclopedias just to read through the ‘W’ section on the World Wars.)  At my high school the history teachers were the Physical Education Teachers or the Coaches who […]

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(1) Erasmus publishes the Handbook of the Christian Soldier (1503) – Desideratus Erasmus published a book called The Handbook of the Christian Soldier and quickly became known as the prince of the humanists.  A ‘humanist’ at this time was a scholar who sought to restore the literary glories of antiquity and the study of all […]

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(12) Council of Trent (1545) – Luther and other reformers had called for a universal council to be called in order to reform the church.  It was not until after the separation between the reformers and the Catholics that Pope Paul III called for a council.  At the request of the Emperor the council met […]

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(24) Mayflower Compact and the Landing of the Pilgrims (1620) – The Pilgrims were Puritan separatists, who were seeking a place they could practice their religion as they wished.  They had set out for Virginia, but ended up much farther North at Plymouth.  The Mayflower compact was their first draft of a Government founded on […]

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The power of ideas to shape the world… (36) Publication of Critique of Pure Reason (1781) – The publication of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason changed how people thought of knowledge.  Kant declared that our knowledge of things is not things as they actually are themselves, but rather things as we are able to grasp […]

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