THIS MONTH IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY | TBN

THIS MONTH IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY

This month in Christian History
Friday, February 1, 2019 / TBN Staff

A Historical Timeline of Christianity.

 

 

 

Year 270

 

A priest in Rome named Valentine was executed by Claudius II. Claudius thought that banning marriage would remove distractions for recruiting soldiers, but Valentine performed secret marriages anyway. Love cost him his life.

 

 

 

Year 380

 

The greatly persecuted Christian faith became the official religion of the Roman Empire. Roman emperor Theodosius made the declaration, changing the world forever.

 

 

 

Year 1455

 

Johannes Gutenberg printed The Bible, the first book printed on a press with movable type. The Bible is still the best-selling book in history.

 

 

 

 

Year 1678

 

John Bunyan published The Pilgrim’s Progress, the best-selling book in history after the Bible. This moving allegory tells of Bunyan’s own conversion.

 

 

 

Year 1864

 

Fanny Crosby began writing hymns. She would write over 8,000 hymns over 50 years, including “Blessed Assurance” and “To God Be the Glory.”