Today in Christian History
Birth of Thomas Cranmer, first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury and primary author of the 'Book of Common Prayer' and 'Thirty-Nine Articles' of the Anglican Church.
The first Bible in America printed in English was published in Boston.
Death of Washington Gladden, 82, a popular Congregational theologian of the Social Gospel. He also authored the hymn, 'O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee.'
Pioneer linguistic educator Frank C. Laubach wrote in a letter: '[God has said to me,] If I do not speak to you in words at times, it is because the reality all about you is greater than the imperfect symbols of things which you have in words.'
Miltiades was elected 32nd pope of the Catholic Church. During his pontificate,Christianity was finally tolerated by Rome, following the Emperor Constantine's conversion to the Christian faith.
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