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This Week in Christian History: 'Sinners in the Hands ...,' 'Twas the Night Before ...,' Boys Town

Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), notable American preacher of the "First Great Awakening." |

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, July 8-14, in Church history. They include the birth of the founder of Boys Town, the death of a seminary founder who reportedly wrote "A Visit From St. Nicholas," and the preaching of one of the most famous sermons in history.

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