Category: Christian History

Tower of Babel

The City of Babel: Yesterday and Today

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:4, NIV We all know the story. It is as old as the Bible itself. And it is as new […]

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Ancient Christian structures built with basalt rock or carved in the rock face and mudbrick buildings were dated back to between the fourth and seventh centuries AD. (Photograph by The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP/Getty Images)

Archaeologists discover ancient church and temple in Egypt

Archaeologists unearth monks’ cells and churches with biblical inscriptions dating back to the early Coptic era. Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the remains of Christian ruins in Egypt’s Western Desert, revealing monastic life in the region in the fifth century AD according to the Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The church was built in the ruins of the Roman […]

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An introduction to Christian teachings and history

Christianity Through Its Scriptures

 Christianity Through Its Scriptures (Harvard University) Early Christianity is the period of Christianity preceding the First Council of Nicaea in 325. It is typically divided into the Apostolic Age and the Ante-Nicene Period. The first Christians, as described in the first chapters of the Acts of the Apostles, were all Jewish, either by birth, or conversion for which the […]

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Richard I (Lion-Heart) of England, leader of the Third Crusade born today, September 8, 1157

Christian History: Richard I (Lion-Heart) of England

Richard I of England, also known as Richard the Lionheart (Cœur de Lion), was born today September 8, 1157 and reigned as king of England from 1189 to 1199 CE. He is son of Henry II of England (r. 1154-1189 CE) and Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. 1122-1204 CE), Richard was known for his courage and successes in warfare, but he […]

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