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Today in Christian History
After years of iconoclasm (opposition to and destruction of icons), two-dimensional images are restored for worship in the Eastern Empire, an event known as "The Triumph of Orthodoxy."
Muslims behead Bishop Elogius in Cordoba, Spain.
New York's English Deputies approved a new legal code, which guaranteed all Protestants the right to practice their religious observances unhindered. (There were currently a host of Protestant groups thriving within this now-English colony, acquired only seven months earlier from the Dutch.)
English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in his journal: 'Suffering times are a Christian's best improving times; for they break the will, wean us from the creature, prove the heart.'
Wittenberg College was chartered in Springfield, Ohio, under Lutheran auspices.
Gerard Manley Hopkins preaches his "dominical" - a practice sermon.
Death in Tunbridge Wells, England, of Henry Drummond, Scottish evangelist and religious writer, best remembered for his classic meditation on 1 Corinthians 13 "The Love Chapter" entitled The Greatest Thing in the World.
Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs requires 75,000 mosques to preach a sermon this day advising Muslims that Christian missionaries present a danger to national unity and integrity.
Thirty or more Hindus, angered at Christian preaching, attack pastor Erra Krupanamdam while he is returning from a prayer meeting in Andra Pradesh state, India, fracturing his spine and ribs.
A suicide bomber in a car attacks St. Finbar's Catholic Church in Jos, Nigeria, leaving ten people dead.
© 1987-2020, William D. Blake. Portions used by permission of the author, from "Almanac of the Christian Church"