This Week in Christian History: John Calvin, 'In God We Trust,' Scopes Monkey Trial

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(Photo: AP / KEYSTONE / Salvatore Di Nolfi)A view of the Reformation Wall with statues of William (Guillaume) Farel, John (Jean) Calvin, Theodore de Beze, and John Knox, from left to right, at Bastion Park in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, June 19, 2009. The commemorations of the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth has started in Geneva. Calvin was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism.

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

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

Here are just a few things that happened this week, July 9-15, in Church history. They include the birth of a famous theologian, the start of a divisive trial, and the emergence of "In God We Trust."

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