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Historical Writings

Today in Christian History

Sunday, July 3

458
Death of Patriarch Anatolius of Constantinople who had sided with Cyril of Alexandria and Pope Leo I against Nestorianism, Eutychianism, and other theological controversies of that day.
1800
Pope Pius VII returns the papacy to Rome. His predecessor Pius VI had been removed in 1798 by a French general, dying in captivity.
1834
Calista Vinton sails for Burma where she will contribute most of the hymns used in the Sgau Karen hymnal.
1842
Birth of Lucius H. Holsey in Columbus, Georgia. Denied the privilege of attending school because he is of African heritage, he will acquire an education anyhow, and become the fourth bishop of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church.
1880
Prussia declares that clergy are subordinate to the state.
1894
Birth of Don R. Falkenberg, founder in 1923 of the Mid-West Businessmen's Council of the Pocket Testament League. In 1967 the name of this evangelical agency was changed toBible Literature International.
1897
Death of David Brown, who had been prominent as a Christian author, educator, and church leader in Scotland. He is best known as the coauthor of the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary on the Old and New Testaments, for which he had written the sections on the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistle to the Romans.
1960
Death of Alfred H. Ackley, a prolific writer of hymns, remembered primarily for the tune HE LIVES.
1979
Thirty-four years after the end of World War II, the West German government voted to continue prosecution of Nazi war criminals by removing the statute of limitations onmurder.
2011
Near Munugodu, India, four Hindus attack and repeatedly stab Pentecostal pastor G. N. Paul, claiming he forcibly converts Hindus to Christianity.

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