This Week in Christian History: Dante Exiled, Pastor Murdered, Martin Luther's Birthday

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(Photo: Courtesy of Jake Thomas)Padraic Delany as Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms in 1517. Scene from the 2017 PBS docudrama "Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World."

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, Nov. 5–11, in Church history. They include the murder of an abolitionist minister, the exile of the mind behind the Divine Comedy, and the birth of the man who started the Protestant Reformation.

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