Historical Writings

Today in Christian History

Wednesday, September 29

1622
Death in exile of theologian Conrad Vorstius, at Toningen, Holstein, Germany. He had been accepted for a time by the Dutch Remonstrants (Arminians) but apparently denied the Trinity and the pre-existence of Christ and was eventually exiled by the Calvinist Synod of Dort.
1642
An American Indian tomahawks Ren
1803
The first Roman Catholic Church in Boston was formally dedicated. (Catholics had not been permitted any religious freedom within this predominantly Puritan colony prior to the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780.)
1883
Baptism of Pandita Ramabai, who becomes the most influential woman of India in the nineteenth-century.
1904
While Reverend Seth Joshua prays, Evan Roberts is filled with the Holy Spirit. He will go on to lead a significant revival in Wales.
1918
Edward Thomas Demby is consecrated as the first African American suffragan (assistant) bishop of the Episcopal Church.
1951
Death of notable Welsh evangelist and revivalist Evan Roberts near Cardiff.
1967
Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'God has very different people who like one another to different degrees.'
1970
The New American Bible was published by the St. Anthony Guild Press. It represented the first English version Roman Catholic Bible to be translated from the original Biblical Greek and Hebrew languages. (The Rheims-Douai Version of 1610 had been based on Jerome's Latin Vulgate.)
1990
In Washington, DC, the National Cathedral (officially, the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul) was completed after 83 years of construction. Begun in 1907, the Gothic edifice had been used in its incomplete form since 1912.

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