This week in Christian history: Pope warns against ‘Americanism’, Robert Boyle, Bible translator dies

Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle (1627-1691), a notable scientist considered the "Father of Chemistry" who also wrote extensively on Christian theology. |

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, telling tribulations, inspirational progress, and everything in between.

Here are just a few things that happened this week, Jan. 19-25, in Church history. They include the birth of a notable scientist and theologian, Pope Leo XIII issuing a warning against what he called “Americanism,” and the death of a prominent Bible translator.

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