This week in Christian history: Self-flagellation, Thomas More, John Scopes

Thomas More
Hans Holbein, the Younger painting of Sir Thomas More, 1527. |

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, Oct. 20-26, in Church history. They include the death of John Scopes, the pope denouncing self-flagellation, and Sir Thomas More becoming chancellor of England.

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