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Historical Writings

Today in Christian History

Thursday, 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.
1721
Hans Egede, Lutheran missionary, lands in Greenland with a party of forty-six people.
1756
English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: 'One who lives and dies in error, or in dissent from our Church, may yet be saved; but one who lives and diesin sin must perish.'
1800
Pope Pius VII returns the papacy to Rome. His predecessor Pius VI had been removed in 1798 by a French general, dying in captivity.
1834
Calista Vinton sails for Burma where she will contribute most of the hymns used in the Sgau Karen hymnal.
1880
Prussia declares that clergy are subordinate to the state.
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.
1960
Death of Alfred H. Ackley, a prolific writer of hymns, remembered primarily for the tune HE LIVES.
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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