CHURCH HISTORY

Rev. Jayasheelan - July 29, 2017 - The Church & Its History /

This study on Church History includes the most significant people and events in the history of the church, beginning with the events after those mentioned in the book of Acts. Thus it includes the great Church Councils at Nicea and Chalcedon, and important movements is church history, such as the Reformation, the Great Awakening and Pentecostalism It continues through to the present with term such as Glasnost and First Amendment Rights which figure in church history as we see it unfolding in the news each day.

Further, many of the people who have played key roles in church history, including Augustine of Hippo, John Wycliffe. Martin Luther, Ignatius of Loyola, Richard Allen, Pope John XXIII and Billy Graham. Other such as Michelangelo and Johann Sebastian Bach, who are best deist known as artists and musicians, are listed in the chapter “The Bible and Christianity in Fine Arts”

Also included are denominational movements such as Methodism and the Anabaptist Movement, and the largest American Denominations.

Most Important Events in Church History

YEAR EVENT
70 Destruction of JERUSALEM by Titus
313 Edict of MILAN
325 Council of NICEA
367 New Testament canon in its present form is recognised
386 AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO converted
406 Jerome completes translation of the VULGATE
451 Council of CHALCEDON
540 BENEDICT establishers the monastic Rule
988 Christianisation of Russia
1054 THE GREAT SCHISM (THE EAST-WEST SPLIT)
1095 CRUSADES launched by pope Urban II
1272 Thomas AQUINAS completes SUMMA THEOLOGICA
1378 THE PAPAL SCHISM
1455 GUTENBERG BIBLE printed
1517 LUTHER POSTS NINETY-FIVE THESES
1525 ANABAPTIST MOVEMENT begins
1534 KING HENRY VIII and the Act of Supremacy
1535 CALVIN’S INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION published
1545 Council of Trent begins
1611 KING JAMES VERSION of the Bible is published
1735 Great Awakening begins
1738 John and Charles WESLEY converted
1792 William CAREY helps form Baptist Missionary Society
1906 Azusa Street Revival propel PENTECOSTALISM for ward
1962 VATICAN II opens