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17 Aug 2017

convicted of high treason and condemned

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I shall be delivered of this corruption, and put on incorruption—Lady Jane Grey

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“Now, as touching my death, rejoice, as I do, my dearest sister, that I shall be delivered of this corruption, and put on incorruption; for I am assured that I shall, for losing a mortal life, win one that is immortal, everlasting, and joyful….”    —Lady Jane Grey

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4 Aug 2017

Christian History's 4-Issue Series on the Reformation Wraps Up

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Thanks for coming along on our journey to the 16th century.

In the fall of 2015, we began a journey here at Christian History  to prepare us for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, approaching in October of this year.  

We spent an issue looking at Luther and those before him who saw how much change was needed in the medieval church. Then...

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3 Aug 2017

unfixed

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I believe that Christ is eaten with the heart. The eating with our mouth cannot give life, for then should a sinner have life.—Thomas Cranmer

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If any good thing shall go forward, something must be adventured— Sir Thomas More, A Dialogue Concerning Heresies (1529) 

I believe that Christ is eaten with the heart. The eating with our mouth cannot...

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1 Aug 2017

Why Christian History Doesn't Use Footnotes

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Answering an oft-asked question

We've had several people write us recently asking the same question: given that we strive to be based in accurate research, why don't we use footnotes? 

Since its inception in the 1980s, Christian History has always used the format we now employ: articles written by scholars and based in the best and most current...

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20 Jul 2017

Rulers of Christ’s kingdom or sheep among wolves?

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The kingdom of Christ in your realm—Martin Bucer<br /> True believing Christians are sheep among wolves—Conrad Grebel

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“It would seem fitting to write for Your Majesty a little about the fuller acceptance and reestablishment of the Kingdom of Christ in your realm.”—Martin Bucer, Preface to De Regno Christi , addressed to Edward VI of England

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13 Jul 2017

can we be too conscientious?

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We are conquered if we try too conscientiously not to sin at all.—Martin Luther

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“Sometimes we must drink more, sport, recreate ourselves, aye, and even sin a little to spite the devil, so that we leave him no place for troubling our consciences with trifles. We are conquered if we try too conscientiously not to sin at all.”— Martin Luther 

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6 Jul 2017

As the prince is so also is the kingdom

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“The Scriptures teach that there are two opposing princes and two opposing kingdoms: the one is the Prince of peace; the other the prince of strife.”—Menno Simons

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Reflections by Jennifer Woodruff Tait

The Scriptures teach that there are two opposing princes and two opposing kingdoms: the one is the Prince of peace; the other the prince of strife....
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