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This week in Christian history: German missionary arrives in India, Puritans lash Baptist preacher

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Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births, notable deaths and everything in between.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight events that happened this week in Christian history. They include the arrival of a notable German missionary to India, American Puritans punishing an influential Baptist preacher, and the first instance of the Catholic practice of Eucharistic adoration.

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