This Week in Christian History: A Pope's Death, Theologian's Birth, and Preacher's Conversion

Charles Finney
A portrait of Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875), the famous nineteenth century revival preacher. |

Christianity is a faith with a long and detailed history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.

Each week brings the anniversaries of great milestones, horrid tragedies, amazing triumphs, and everything in between.

Here are just a few things that happened this week in Church history. They include the death of a controversial pope, the birth of an influential theologian, and the conversion of a revivalist preacher.

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