This week in Christian history: White House displays Nativity, Puritan leader dies, Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas
A fifteenth century depiction of Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the notable Catholic Church intellectual and writer. |

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

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

Some of the events drawn from over 2 millennia of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown.

Here are three things that happened this week, Dec. 6-12, in Church history. They include the death of an influential English Puritan leader, Thomas Aquinas deciding to quit writing, and the return of a Nativity scene to the White House.

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