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Historical Writings

Today in Christian History

Tuesday, July 3

458
Death of Patriarch Anatolius of Constantinople who had sided with Cyril of Alexandria and Pope Leo I against Nestorianism, Eutychianism, and other theological controversies of that day.
1448
Jean de Lastic, Grand Master of Rhodes, writes Charles VII, King of France from Ethiopia, telling about Z
1880
Prussia declares that clergy are subordinate to the state.
1894
Birth of Don R. Falkenberg, founder in 1923 of the Mid-West Businessmen's Council of the Pocket Testament League. In 1967 the name of this evangelical agency was changed toBible Literature International.
1897
Death of David Brown, who had been prominent as a Christian author, educator, and church leader in Scotland. He is best known as the coauthor of the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary on the Old and New Testaments, for which he had written the sections on the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistle to the Romans.
1900
Seventy-one Chinese Christians are martyred by Boxers at Shouyang. The number includes eighteen women and eleven children.
1907
Pope St. Pius X, in his encyclical Lamentabili, formally condemns the modernist intellectual movement in the Catholic Church.
1959
Pope John XXIII, in his encyclical 'Ad Petri Cathedram,' expressed the hope that non-Catholic Christians would see in the upcoming Vatical II Ecumenical Council 'a warminvitation to seek and find unity.'
1979
Thirty-four years after the end of World War II, the West German government voted to continue prosecution of Nazi war criminals by removing the statute of limitations onmurder.
2011
Near Munugodu, India, four Hindus attack and repeatedly stab Pentecostal pastor G. N. Paul, claiming he forcibly converts Hindus to Christianity.

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