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Historical Writings

Today in Christian History

Sunday, September 6

1320
The remains of Saint Michael, Prince of Tver (Russia), martyred by a Khan, are placed in a church he had built in honor of the Transfiguration.
1620
The Mayflower sails from Plymouth, England, with Pilgrims aboard.
1748
Death at Bath, England, of Bishop Edmund Gibson, who had produced a definitive and scholarly work on English ecclesiastical law, Corpus Juris Ecclesiastici Anglicani.
1806
Baptism of Pran Krishna, a recent convert from Hinduism. About this time, he writes a hymn that begins, "Being in great fear, I came and sat at your feet." He will eventually be driven from his village and he, his wife, and children will have cow dung hurled in their faces. He becomes a successful evangelist throughout India.
1812
Colonial American missionary Adoniram Judson, 24, en route to the mission field, converted from Congregationalism to become a Baptist. He later translated the Bible into Burmese and authored a Burmese dictionary (1849).
1837
Death in Combaconum, India, of Pastor Visoowasanaden, whose integrity, meekness, and knowledge of Scripture won many of his countrymen to follow Christ.
1860
Three preachers collapse from fatigue, unable to cope with the overwhelming number of inquirers in a Glasgow revival.
1955
Muslims in Instanbul riot against Christians and Greeks, gutting or sacking sixty of the city's eighty Christian churches.
1968
Latin American bishops gathered in Medell
1974
American Presbyterian missionary Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: 'Only the one who has been hurt can bring healing. The other person cannot. It is the one who has been hurt who has to be willing to be hurt again to show love, if there is to be hope that healing will come.'

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